Wow, it feels bad out there right now. I finished my 6:00 walk, and although there was slight breeze out at 11:00 it was gone--the humidity was like walking through (hot) soup. Our high today was 103, it's still 99 and heat index of 107.
The only thing I did today was the book packaging--I have to do a little purging since I don't want a day to go by with no work on my summer goal. Then I think I'm going to get to bed early tonight.
WOW, what a difference after a night sleeping with a beautiful cool breeze coming in the window.
The weather report was accurate, the little puffs of cooler air started shortly after noon yesterday, and although it was actually comfortable outside by late afternoon, it's so hard to get my apartment cool. My building is an older one, with thick walls and good insulation, so it holds whatever temperature it has for several days. I had the exhaust fan on all afternoon and evening yesterday, and only managed to lower the temp from 84 to 81.
However, if I sit on my sunporch with the windows open it's very comfortable. It'll get up to the lower 80s today, so it's still warm, but compared to 102, I'll take it! I still felt sluggish yesterday, and my skin felt really warm to the touch--I think my body retained the heat as well! This morning I feel so good, like a different person.
When I come home from my volunteer work I may have a dog walk sometime this afternoon, have to wait to hear from the owner. Other than that, I'll be home and will add some additional things to my list when I have a chance to go back and find all the things I never did on last week's list.
Hooray for cooler weather -- I know exactly what you mean about how different it feels when the cooler air is around. That's one of the main reasons I need to be in my home state. I hope your place stays cool today!!!!!
"The only aspect of time that is eternal is NOW" ~A Course in Miracles~
Well, other than stopping for a 4pm dog walk, I've been working on books in the dining room from about noon until 7:00. The more I do, the more I find there is to do...I just have to keep telling myself that I'm making progress even though it doesn't look like it. I actualy put the air conditioner on again today even though the temp is in the low 80s, the DR was stuffy and I figured that if I didn't use it I wouldn't want to stay in there. It's now cooling off outside and is supposed to be in the upper 60s tonight, so I will try the exhaust fan again this evening.
My back and foot are hurting from lifting heavy boxes of books all afternoon. My mood is very good, though!
Tomorrow I visit my sister so won't be able to do any work until late in the afternoon.
Last Edit: Jul 8, 2012 21:53:35 GMT -5 by dtesposito
I got a lot done on my summer book purging goal yesterday, it's been a jumble both in my apartment and in my brain but yesterday the mental picture started clearing up. I actually started seeing the areas in my apartment where I want to have books, and the areas where I didn't want to have books--hence, the old "make your stuff fit the available space" rule, FINALLY applied to my books as well as to all my other stuff. Obviously, the rest of the summer will be spent in getting the physical reality to match the plan in my head!
This weekend's forecast has changed from moderate to very hot, back to moderate, and now back to very hot again. I'm trying to not obsess over it quite so much, since they can't seem to predict more than one day in advance with any accuracy, so I would be wise to just plan the one day ahead.
This Sunday is July 15th, which I always celebrate as Christmas in July, since we'll officially be half way through summer and coming through the other side. I will listen to some Christmas music and start reading a Christmas book.
I have to do a load of laundry this morning before my 11:00 walk, then this afternoon I'll play the Dice Game, trying to finish up all the stuff from past lists that I've never completed.