It’s A Highly Effective Alarm Clock

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Fifty Two]

At some point in the night a massive thunderstorm came to play seemingly directly over our house and at FIVE this morning a particularly loud clap of thunder exploded in our room.


It’s fascinating that when I’m startled out of my slumber by an act of nature I resort to my childhood exclamations of surprise.

At first I thought I’d go back to sleep.

Perimenopause said NOPE.

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It’s Still HOT But!

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Fifty]

We have another AIRCO!! !

We bought the first one nine years ago when we moved here at the end of August 2011, slept ONE fitful night and biked our happy butts to the local hardware store to buy a mobile airco unit, me riding on the back of our single borrowed bike, dragging it along behind us.

When we had kids, it went to their room and we didn’t buy a second one because we were acclimated to the incredible heat to where we only needed a fan and an open window.

Until now.

But first the news:

It could’ve arrived at anytime today between 0830 and 2130 but it came at 1530! Which means that instead of dragging it up to our bedroom, I took it right out to the office and set it up and almost fainted from the sweet cold relief.

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It’s HOT

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Forty Nine]

My brain’s melting.

I ordered an airco unit.

It arrives tomorrow.

But first the news:

Tonight I’m going to dream of tomorrow night’s blissful sleep with an airco unit that will lower the temperature from that of ten thousand suns to only nine thousand.

Or something.

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