|Temperature Inside the House at 6:60 p.m. on Friday|
Late in the evening, yesterday (Friday), there was a roll of thunder which surprised me, followed by a sprinkle of rain! Just a light drizzle which lasted only a few minutes, which really didn't do much because it was still 90F outside, but, there was a breeze, afterwards, which was very welcome! Of course, the rain just made it more humid, but, I didn't care! It rained, even just a tiny bit! I had already spoken with friend R, earlier in the evening, but, she called to ask me if I had any rain because it sprinkled a bit where she lives, too! LOL! We southern Californians go a bit crazy when it rains! There is even more rain in the forecast for next weekend (a 35% chance), but, we shall see if it actually rains then.
It was so hot, last night, that, I turned on the a/c in the bedroom and stayed up, reading a magazine, until it had cooled off. Then, I brought in a stand fan from the living room and set it up so that it was focused on me, turned the a/c off, opened the doors just enough so Dancer didn't complain, and slept!
Today, we had a day time high of 108F and the temperature inside the house went up to about 92F. It's 10:30 p.m. as I type this, the temperature outside has cooled down to 86F, but, the house is still at 90F.
I did a load of laundry in the morning, then, because the 'clean washer' indicator light has come on twice now, I ran a cleaning cycle, too. The laundry was hung up inside the house to dry. It added to the humidity, but, with it being so hot, things dried in no time at all.
In the afternoon,, the heat got to me, so I retreated to the bedroom and switched on the air conditioner. Dancer was not happy and we went through the "I want to be on the other side of the closed door" routine a few times until he eventually decided that on the bathroom floor just outside the closed bedroom door was an acceptable spot, with the occasional meow to let me know he was there and not entirely pleased with the situation.
In the meantime, I dusted the bedroom, remade my bed with the already dry sheets, moved the small folding side table from the family room into the bedroom, set up the sewing machine on it, and sewed some patchwork pieces for about half an hour. I had to sit on the edge of my bed to sew and without a back support, half an hour was about as long as I could sit and sew. Afterwards, I turned on the laptop and watched some videos and played sudoku games.
Around 6:30 p.m., I turned the a/c off, opened the windows in the other rooms to air out the house (although it was still quite hot outside) and stayed in the cool bedroom with the fan on for another hour or so. After that, I came out of the room, although the rest of the house felt like an oven after the coolness of the bedroom. I folded and put away the dried laundry and decided that the next time I retreat to the bedroom and put the a/c on, I will sort through my closet.
Later in the evening, I did the dishes, doing some by hand and the rest in the dishwasher. I chatted on the phone with friend R and video chatted with my daughter. She had decided to do a painting this evening:
Brunch had been a slice of bara brith with butter followed by the last of the fruit salad. Later, at tea time, I had some cream crackers and a glass of cold chocolate milk instead of tea. Later, I ate some grapes. I cooked some frozen gyoza/potstickers for dinner.
- Electricity to run them
- Clean water for drinking, for cooking, for washing clothes, for washing dishes, for washing myself
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?