Sunday, July 30, 2017

End of July

The first month of the summer has come to an end!
But there is no end insight for the heat!
The weather forecast for the next 10 days is 35C!
One week of such temperatures I can deal with but we are going onto the third week!
It really is exhausting!  I can't go out for anything!  Even shopping the other week I came back with heatstroke!  At least the schools have finished for the summer!  Walking to and from school was hard
on both Christopher and Hannah!
But poor Hannah has a load of homework to do!  She is in the last year of junior high school. The end of the summer is the first of a series of tests to determine which school she can apply for, then she has to take tests to get into the school!  The school that she really wants to go to has cut 40 places this year because of falling population!  That means competition for the school will be strong!
One problem with this city is that there not that many schools and the other ones are about an hour away on the train!  I really can't see Hannah getting on a train at 7am every morning, then not getting back until 6pm or so!  She just doesn't have the stamina!   This just another thing to stress about!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


So summer has started!
And I am not happy!
The yearly rainy season came through later than usual.  We usually get a load of rain in June, a week to 10 days of non stop rain.  This year it didn't really start until the beginning of July!  One city that is just down the road from here was hit really bad!  Floods and landslides, at least 30 people have lost their lives!
After the rainy season the heat and humidity start in earnest!  Most days the temperature is about 34C(93F). I know for people living in cooler areas that sounds nice, and for a few days it is okay.  But this will be for the next month and it doesn't drop below 30C until about November!
For me I get so exhausted!  I went shopping yesterday, just walking from the car to the mall was killing!  I felt like my body was being cooked.