Photo by Sarah B in SD
A terrible photo, but the one from Todd didn’t turn out, so this one I pulled off Flickr because it had the same info. This is what we’ve been enduring in Western Washington and on down the I-5 corridor. It’s worse down south, and has surprised many of us around Seattle. The mall was packed yesterday as was the Pro Club in Bellevue (right near Microsoft) until around 10 pm last night. Everyone was escaping into air conditioning and/or the pool.
I promised someone that if I saw a body of water I would just jump in. So they kept me from the river so I could have a sit-down dinner.
How does one work (on a computer) through this? You get creative. You get up really early to open up the house, you run fans directly on you while you work on the computer, and once the sun goes down you move every fan you can find into your bedroom to start airing it out.
No, we don’t have a/c (never think we need it) yet, and my BIL is a a/c contractor. Someday we plan to put it in when we replace our furnace, but the weather doesn’t wait for someday. All our neighbors got the “bought air” this year, but we’re tough. We can handle it.
You don’t sleep well, but you survive. It’s not like Seattle gets months of this. We’re cooling off tonight and tomorrow and even more on Friday. We can hold out.
It’s just fun to keep track of how hot it actually is outside. I can’t really see anything because all my blinds are closed, but I get updates from hubby who is usually running around during lunch.
Tonight I’ll join my writing group out on the beach deck of my teacher’s house (on Alki Beach) for our discussion. It should be chilly even. Sounds perfect to end this day.
Stay cool Pacific Northwest people!