Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oppressive Heat!

The heat index yesterday in downtown Austin, where I was spending the afternoon, was 107°, which is odd since the outside thermometer on the car read 106°. I felt every degree of . . . . well, you choose one of them. Today will be the same. And the breeze out here is straight out of the south and hot and dry. Did I complain about the cold a few months ago? If I did, I take it all back. It's hard to believe that just a few days ago I was in a blustery 45° with rain in Milwaukee! I do believe it sent my entire system into shock!!

I think that today I will sit inside the cool house and make some earrings. Maybe I will take some photos. I went through the pictures of the Bead and Button road trip. Some of them are usable, most are not. Obviously, I do not know how to correctly use a camera. *sigh* I want a new one so badly, but I'm thinking I may have to take lessons when I get it!

Question: How do you keep cool when you are creating? I have a small, directional fan that I set up to blow directly on me. I'd just curl up and die without it.

Whatever you do, wherever you are, I hope you keep cool today.


Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Oh, I would wither away in that heat and in fact in anything over 80* (yep, I'm a wimp). I think I would just have to stay wet - in a pool, with water spray, lemonade...

Hope you are recovered from your total exhaustion. I think I'm slowly getting back to normal energy.

Bead-Mused said...

Beverly, I am married to a man who is perpetually cold. 80 degrees outside and he's wearing a blanket inside. The above ground pool is the best thing we've ever done.

As for the exhaustion, it was gone until I spent the day in the heat yesterday! I think I got overheated. BUT a big glass of iced tea, a cool room -- it's better! And next time, I'm taking my water spritzer/fan with me!!

Anonymous said...

Has Todd let you turn on the AC yet? If not, I think that's cruel and unusual punishment and grounds for...well, whatever you want to do to him. No one should be without AC in Texas in the summer. It just ain't right.

Bead-Mused said...

Oh yes! He's not stupid -- I've often told him I'd shoot him before I divorced him, and he believes me. A/C has been on since Mother's Day, and just in time. He did turn it up while I was gone and forgot to readjust until yesterday! Needless to say, that caused a bit of an uproar. But all is well inside the house. I have three fans in the bedroom and he has his own blanket.