All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
We have been in a nasty heat wave. Really nasty. I have a clowder of senior cats. While I can run around the house in a T shirt or nothing at all, they can't just slip out of their fur. With all the additional things wrong with the house it will be a long time, if ever, there will be central air. It will also be a long time before the attic and any of the walls are insulated either. So I finally broke down and ordered a window air conditioner. At 48 pounds, I'll just be able to lift it to the window sill in the living room, without needing weeks of chiropractic. I really shouldn't have spent the money but sometimes you have to look hard at your priorities. Fans just aren't cutting it. If any of the cats became sick because it's too hot in this dump of a house, I would loose it completely.
Of course the next day thunderstorms and rain move in and cool things off. As usual the heavy rain went north or south of us. The cloud cover was nice though and distant thunder is a sound I enjoy. It was a day for lots of snuggling and the cats were quiet; that hot weekend took the starch out of them as much as it did me. We are not deceived by this break in the heat though, there is more to come. I'll need that air conditioner. I love my cats.