Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One Great Thing About Having a Day Job

With temperatures yesterday soaring to 113 degrees in downtown Los Angeles, you would be correct in assuming that working in a high-rise air-conditioned building was just peachy. Even a brief excursion at lunchtime to the bank (not to rob) was a tolerable excursion especially when fellow Angelenos, who normally would never speak to strangers, commiserated on the weather. Since the subject of the weather is an English national pastime, I quite liked that. But it was when I got home to an apartment that registered 92 degrees inside, I realized how fortunate I had been. The temperature only dropped to 84 degrees at night as well. Fans were useless. It was just like standing in front of a hair dryer.

We live in a beautiful Spanish apartment with wooden floors, high ceilings and masses of windows. It was built in the early 1920's and many of these old buildings don't have air conditioning.

Today promises to be another scorcher but for once, I can't wait to get to the office!


  1. The highs and lows of weather do seem to get our attention. In Georgia we've been in the upper 90s. But yesterday rain came (thankfully) and today it's only suppose to be in the upper 70s, but I'm guessing we'll probably reach the 80s. Hope today is cooler for you.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. Thanks Mason -- I wonder if Georgia is worse off with the humidity though? Ours isn't so bad. My hair is still flat as a pancake but I am able to put on a smidgen of make-up!
    I love Georgia and hope to come there one day soon.