I spent the first couple of hours of my day trying to post pictures for one of Cee’s photo challenges. Each time I got it almost finished, I’d save it and it would hang. The wi-fi appeared to be on, but wasn’t.
I gave up. We went out, put $25 worth of gas in the car, picked up my medication, bought some strawberry soda, and came home. I didn’t bring the camera. Too hot. I took a few pictures on the cell, but haven’t yet downloaded them.
Charter offers the cheapest possible equipment to customers, so no surprise, they use the same cheesy equipment for their own installations. Their materials are no match for this super-hot weather. They have been off more than they have been on and even a connection tends to flicker. It’s hard to get much done.
The heat wave is far from over. The predicted rain never happened. The humidity is high and tomorrow it will be hotter. We can expect it to be hotter each day until Monday when it may break (briefly) free from the 100 degree temperatures and drop down to around 90. Who imagined 90 degrees would seem cool?
By Tuesday, temperatures will start climbing again. The current prediction is this siege won’t end until mid August by which time we’ll have a killer electric bill. I’m trying not to think about it. Electric bills notwithstanding, we are too old to deal with this heat. My heart would not take it. I’m pretty sure my brain would fry in my skull.
We use only three small air conditioners. We set them at 77 or 78 degree — not exactly frigid but comfortable. We also use upright rotating fans which help a lot. What really burns up the electricity are the two dehumidifiers we run downstairs to keep the dampness from becoming mold. There’s little choice. If we don’t keep the humidity moderate, in just days, we’ll be growing black mold.
Meanwhile, I’m stowing whatever money I can to pay for heating oil. Winter will come.
Owen and I joke about this a lot. “Good thing,” one of us says, “That climate change is a myth.”
“Yup. Because this sure is normal weather.
Climate change will affect everyone, one way or another.
Assuming you can keep you home from flooding, burning, or being buried by or in mud, everyone will be confined to home. Going out will be dangerous to your health. Breathing will be difficult. How dry will it get and will the aquifer still run?