Thursday, June 28, 2012

100 Words: Summer

We should have had Thanksgiving on a day like this, when I am thankful to be living in this tiny house with central air conditioning. I heard it roar to life at five this morning.
Initially, I thought it was hailing. In my dreary state, I imagined the tap, tap of hailstones against my bedroom window. Excited at the prospect of rain, I sat up and moved my curtain aside. I could feel the heat through the double-pane window. I growled into the darkness. The tapping sound was only the click click of the chain on my ceiling fan. 

18 comments:

  1. Recently, I told a friend of mine if ourt heatwave keeps up, I'll be looking into getting a swamp cooler. That, in and of itself, is a sad state of affairs.

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  2. Swamp coolers are HORRIBLE! They turn your sugar to solid brick and increase mold productivity, and they attract bugs, just like a real swamp.
    My grandma has one, and she wonders why she's always sick.

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  3. I just had someone explain what a "swamp cooler" was last year. Nessa, they sound dreadful.

    I can fully relate to this post, aside from wishing for rain, which we have had in abundance here in Minneapolis. Yesterday had a heat index of over a hundred, something we will repeat for the next several days...

    Nice use of the 100 words, Nessa.

    Pearl

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    1. Thanks, Pearl.
      swamp coolers are dreadful, and very LOUD.

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  4. The heat just hit us in Ohio, but seems to have booked a long vacation here.

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    1. It seems it's everywhere across the US. I'm happy not to be in Colorado right now.

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  5. WTF is a swamp cooler? It was a really hot day here today (26c is hot here) and I would have loved air con at home. Love the sun but not when its really warm at night. Nice 100 words Nessa.

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    1. Swamp Coolers are a great big metal box of misery, that you get tricked into buying because you're "concerned about the environment." Horrible, horrible things.

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  6. 31 deg centigrade here in Madeira yesterday + 85% humidity. As luck would have I was in the UK! And it was cold and grey, around 15 d centigrade - but I loved it almost as much as getting back here around noon today when the temp was a respectful 25 d c :) Lovely 100 words Nessa

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    1. Thank you, Joe. As lovely as I know Madeira is, I'd go for cold and grey any day. (I should move to Seattle. I don't know why I haven't.)

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  7. One of the perks of living in a small hose with no central air is that two air conditioners do the trick for the whole house. :)

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    1. I remember last year, in the old house, we had window units. We'd gather there. Good family bonding. Contrary-wise, in the winter, we fought with the dog for a spot by the heater.

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  8. It's strange because I've been desperate for sunshine and heat instead of this awful wet British summer we are having and you wish for rain. Maybe we could do a swap?

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    1. You got it! I wish I could send you this heat in a comment box!

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  9. We need the rain around where I live to put out the fires.

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    1. That is a seriously scary thought.

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  10. In Winterland even the summer is pretty cold. Only the girls are hot. No air condition needed >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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    1. Well, I guess you could say I'm a hot girl too!

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