Monday, 4 July 2011

Long time no blog!

Or perhaps I could better title this "I'm melting... MEEEEEEELTING" in my best Wicked Witch of the West voice.

Yeah, I don't like the heat so much. Not that I've ever been a fan of the overuse of the AC that used to happen in Japanese trains and department stores (going in and out would give me a headache as I went from one extreme to another) but with temperatures in the high 30s last week and the AC staying off at work, well I haven't been a happy camper. By the time I get home in the evenings and throw some food together I haven't been able to think much past collapsing on the couch.

It doesn't help that our bedroom, on the second floor and with lovely east-facing windows, gets very warm in the morning. It has no AC unit and even two fans is just not cutting it. We were both being woken up early all last week and sleeping very poorly. So we went out yesterday and bought reflecting film for the windows ans a little window AC unit. The latter isn't up and running yet, but this morning was a bit better and I felt much more rested.

Part of power-saving attempts at work mean I am now working Tues - Sat (instead of Mon - Fri) and although working a six day last week was tiring I'm enjoying having today off - coffee and a translation project at the local coffee shop before I head back home to hem the rest of the curtains.

Here's to beating the summer blahs!


  1. I agree, this heat is just unbearable. We put the zircon on in the kids room but that means we can't justify having ours on two so have a single fan - directly on me - as hub hates the wind on him. I hate to think how hot mid summer is going to be.

  2. Aagh! Thanks for the warning. I probably won't get used to it, but hopefully I'll learn to bear it with you. C U soon!!!
    love and hugs, C