These past seven days have been a mix of drama and stifling heat. Robin was single-handedly responsible for all the drama.
It started with a fall (or maybe I should call it a dive) from the sofa, landing face-first on the coffee table. One week later and the black eye is finally fading. Then there were two days of fever, with no other symptoms to make some sense of the raised temperature. Needless to say, getting the temperature back down to normal wasn’t easy in the heat we’re experiencing right now. After the fever left her, she decided life wasn’t worth living without some more excitement, so she saw to that last Tuesday.
As I mentioned, the heat around here has been unbearable. We’re used to long hot humid summers but the temperatures we’ve been having this past week were way above average. They’ve been hovering round the 40 degree mark everyday and the high humidity just makes it worse. Unless you are lucky enough to be spending your days sitting in an airconditioned room, which we aren’t, chances are you’re sweating profusely and risking dehydration with every move you make.
That’s why the girls and I have been spending our days indoors with two fans pointed directly at us and water bottles being filled up every hour or so. When cabin fever hits, we visit my parents or our best friends down the road but outings have been limited mainly to the evening.
Other than playing in the bath to cool down and living in our underwear, this is more or less how we’ve been spending our days: