CHILLY WEATHER WE'RE HAVING... IN MY BASEMENT!Ah, the wonders of central air conditioning. Here in my basement where I've been sheltering
Outside of my house, it's a different story.
From the Ottawa Citizen
"Grab a bottle of water and pull up a seat next to the air conditioner -- the heat is still on.
The city's medical officer of health issued a heat warning yesterday and advised residents to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun and find a cool place to spend the day.
A heat warning is automatically declared when Environment Canada forecasts a humidex of 40C or more for two consecutive days. Environment Canada said the temperature in Ottawa peaked at 32C and with a humidex of 43C at 3 p.m. yesterday.
"Heat is hardest on the elderly and chronically ill," said Dr. Patricia Huston, associate medical officer of health.
"If they have no protection from the heat, such as access to air conditioning and plenty of fluids, they can develop serious health effects and even die.""
Actually, I did face the sweltering heat yesterday for about an hour to mow the lawn. That's enough "sweating it out" for a long time.
Luckily, the rolling blackouts don't seem to have hit Nepean yet.
Anyway, I've been in a lazy, procrastinating mood the past few days, intending to write but... eh... not quite getting around to it. And I'm almost, almost, almost finished my drawing, but even "finishing touches" take longer to add than I had anticipated.
I promise that I will at least have either a scan of the completed drawing or my (currently half-written) Howl's Moving Castle review up by suppertime tomorrow. But MY suppertime, meaning between 8 and 9 p.m., since our family isn't exactly a "five p.m. dinner" kind of family (why do some people find it weird that I don't eat dinner by 7 p.m.? I'm not even usually all that hungry at that time of day.).