As I sit here at my writing desk, trying to imagine a lovely cooling shower of rain, I can hear the distant rumbling of thunder.
We did have a quick shower earlier, but it didn’t last long, and the ground dried out almost immediately.
After many false promises, we are assured of a breakthrough in the hot weather this evening, but I won’t be holding my breath!
That’s my way of defying fate, just so it can prove me wrong.
Seriously though, I have been wondering how everyone else manages… For instance, what equipment do they rely on?
It has become clear to me that we are sorely in need of something in our house, fans, or a cooling unit, but which?
If this were our house and not rented, we would probably save up and have air conditioning installed, or ceiling fans in every room at the very least.
It’s the nights that are the worst. Nights when your bed feels like an oven and you can’t find a cool place anywhere. Nights when I swear it feels hotter than it was during the day.
I can normally sleep anywhere, under any conditions, but this latest heatwave has kept me awake every single night. We threatened to sleep in the garden, but it wasn’t any cooler out there, either.
So, will we get some rain, maybe a little thunder? Or just a dramatic drop in the temperature?
I would settle for them all, after all, we deserve it…
How do you cope when the temperatures rise?