And the livin' is easy....well, that's how the song goes...
Not so easy in reality, it's hot, damn hot. and getting hotter.
It's barely begun and we're in a heatwave with temperatures in the 40s, today was supposed to be 41C, but I didn't watch the news or the weather report so I can't say for sure that it did.
Although it certainly did feel like it.
By the end of the week we are supposed to get 44C.
someone please, help me, I'm melting here....
I had the flat completely closed up while I was at work, not just locked, but the blinds were down, the curtains drawn over them and the awning was pulled down.
All in an attempt to keep out the heat.
And it worked.
I gasped my way up the driveway after getting off the bus, unlocked my door and stepped inside to dim coolness.
It did warm up a bit (a lot) by the time I'd had dinner and done a few other things, my own body generated heat and so did the TV.
I had a peek outside at about 8.30pm to see that the sun was still up above the horizon and the air was still very warm out there, so I closed up again and continued watching Haven and reading the blogs of my friends.
As I type this, it is 10.30pm, (I really should go to bed, I have work tomorrow), the sun has been down for probably an hour and a half, and the outside air is now cooler than the air inside, so I've opened both doors and windows.
This will make for reasonably comfortable sleeping as long as I remember to lock the front door before going to bed.
So far we've had dry heat, little or no humidity, thank you, thank you, thank you!
Humidity usually hits hard around February and the heat continues right into April.
Sadly, there have been bush fires in my state, South Australia, also in Tasmania and Victoria.
Firebugs are busy this year, I hope they all get caught.
So many fires, so early in the season.....
I can hear crickets chirruping outside my door now, they are attracted to the light and will be quiet as soon as I close the door.
Summer in Australia would be lovely if it wasn't for the heat.
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