Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Never ending heat...

Texans, cover your eyes, I'm about to whine about how hot it is.

GAWD. I'm not built for this sort of weather. Give me highs of 60°F and I'm happy as... I don't know. Something very happy. Maybe as happy as a dog that you let eat off the plate. Okay, nothing is quite that happy. I'm dreaming about going to St. Marys and hiding there until this heat wave in the interior is gone. I've even looked up ticket prices. My office is in the low 30°Cs, which is something absurdly hot in °F. And the smoke has everyone in Fairbanks talking like they've been smoking two packs a day since they were 10 years old.

I open up the newspaper for the morning, and I find this:

“It’s a hot July pattern with no end in sight — good fire-growing weather.”

Temperatures might dip into the mid- to high 70s going into the weekend, but will rise again into the 80s by next week.

I wonder if I could get my medical insurance to cover airfare... call it preventative care. I know there's a spare room with my name on it, and it'd be nice to go back...

I know I'm not the only person feeling this way. There was a fox who was already hiding from the sun looking beat just about 10 minutes ago. I got a picture of it , but not a very good one - it noticed I was watching, and moved to hide behind my boat and a stack of scrapwood. In fact, it's mostly a picture of scrapwood with its tail sticking out. But it looks miserable too.

Everyone is saying `well, in three months it'll be snowing again...` As if that's a bad thing? I like winter. And you can't cool off by putting on an extra sweater.

8 comments:

Katie said...

Except for the smoke, sounds nice... I think there's only 4 days we haven't seen rain in the last month+ here, and days above 72F are a rarity.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

BRRRRRR!

TwoYaks said...

@Kate: Trade ya! That was last year for us, and I loved it.

@dave: Hmmph. Not all of us have pools to lounge around in. Damn aussies *grumblegrumblegrumble*

dragonfly said...

That thunderstorm last night was a good one!

CabinDweller said...

Did Farmer's Loop get hit last night? Goldstream had a wonderful, sustained downpour.

Oh, and on an only tangentially related topic - regarding PBR - you IDed the can pretty easily, considering it was hidden in the beer cozy.

Arvay said...

You're not alone, my friend. But last Summer, when we had ceaseless rain and I started to become a borderline alcoholic, I vowed never to complain about heat in Fairbanks again. So here I am, trying not to scratch my heat rashes, with sweat dripping down my temples and my eyes all woozy, barely able to move, and I'M NOT COMPLAINING!

TwoYaks said...

@cabin Dweller: I can smell beer a mile away. ;) Yeah, we got hit eventually. For the first half of the night it was all lightning and no rain - that got me fairly worried, but I woke up briefly in the middle of the night and noticed it had started to properly rain. Today looks like we'll get some respite (knock on wood).

@Avary: Call me weird, but aside from the flooding (which stunk), I sorta liked the weather last year. I wouldn't mind a repeat of last year, just with a little less rain... ;)

Arvay said...

You know what would be perfect? If we had nothing but September and March. We'd have six months of September--hiking through beautiful golden forests, shrouds of fog clinging to the hills. Cool mornings and sunny afternoons. Then one day we'd go to bed, wake up the next morning, and WHAM! Time for March! And we'd ski and play in the snow for six months! How about that!