Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down. I will get a towel or something to put on the seat. It isn’t raining anymore, but it has been, so everything is soaked. But the view is lovely! It is warm and will get hot, and being super humid, will feel hotter. Were are we? Some of you may recognize that photo as being from New Hampshire (aka NH).
Work was busy, but not awful. No emergencies and fewer than usual meetings. I am still in the middle of several huge projects, so staying busy. And people are still reaching out to me for things that aren’t really mine, so busy there as well… (It’s what I get for being so darn good ;) Perhaps a good reputation is worse than a bad one..). Anyway, a bit more seriously, it was busy,as it always is, but not bad.
The weather here has been hot and humid. It is not totally out of bounds for early July. In fact, traditionally, this is when the really hot weather starts, so the warmer June was the unusual part, not the heat now. It was also very humid and we had some rain, including one of the most intense little thunderstorms I’ve seen in NH.
One bad part about the heat is air conditioning. I don’t believe in air conditioning for healthy people up in NH. There are maybe a handful of days when it is really needed, and soaking your feet in cold water does wonders. But my office gets unbearably hot. And when it is super humid? Several yeas ago I was sitting in the office, just miserable (I’ll spare you the details ;) ). It was “only” about 90 F/32 C out, though it was super high humidity. I brought a thermometer into the room. It topped off at over 110 F/43 C and still that 100% humidity.
I bought an air conditioner for my office that day.
The problem is, the room gets all of its fresh air from one window. Once an air conditioner is in that window, it needs to run constantly and continuously. Even when it is about 80 F/27 C outside, it will be 90 + in the office if the air is off but plugging the window. So it has to run continuously, which I competently and totally hate. I can’t concentrate with all of the noise! I hate the feel of air from the air conditioner, but it is better than the hot, clammy air my office generates without it.
This week I had to put the AC in the window. Yuck. I’m going to try to figure out a way to remove it on days I don’t want it, but right now that is pretty close to impossible.
On a lighter note, maybe, I got a hair cut on Thursday.
Anyway, besides that, it was a week like most others: walking, running, exercise, etc. The big difference was that the dogs don’t really like to walk in the heat and I don’t force them. They also don’t play as long or as hard. They did scare a deer out of the backyard. It was just a few feet from the house!
I am going to sign off for now. I hope you had a good visit and a great weekend! If you have a coffee share post, I’ll try to stop by, but no promises: I tend to avoid the computer over the weekend since I am on it so continuously during the work week.