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In the muggy quiet

The first hot swelter of humidity pervades the city. We braved it for a trip to Mildred Pierce before retreating into air conditioned bliss. My first few summers in this city were miserable: if you don't have a basement apartment and good circulation, it's worth trying to get a place with air conditioning. It makes the summer months - primarily the humidity - bearable.

I've cleaned most of the apartment. I gave up when it was largely presentable and I inexplicably cut my foot on something on the floor - I couldn't find it, but it's slowing down my household-tidying inclinations. It's easier to relax and hit the refresh button to read the BBC's latest eloquence on the subject of the Portugal-Greece game, the same game which is keeping the entire neighborhood peaceably quiet at the moment.

Happy fourth of July!

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ex_hedgies507
Jul. 4th, 2004 03:43 pm (UTC)
Happy 4th to you, too! It's finally quieted down around here - at least for the moment. We had two nearly naked men (who really should NOT be without clothing) washing their car with the stereo pumped to max volume for a couple hours... then a wedding next door... it's been quite an afternoon.

I hope things cool off for you!
saffronjan
Jul. 4th, 2004 05:55 pm (UTC)
Zzzzzzzzzzzap!
That was me sending powerful healing energy toward your injured foot.
owlfish
Jul. 4th, 2004 08:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Zzzzzzzzzzzap!
My foot is much, much better. The problem with the original injury is that it felt as if something was in the wound, but I absolutely couldn't see anything wrong with it. It just kept hurting whenever I pressed down on my foot. An hour later, bleeding long stopped, it was clear that there was a little chunk of glass embedded in my foot, easy enough to remove. We've never broken any glass in that room, so it's a bit of a mystery how it managed to end up there. Anyways, all vacuumed and healed now.
owlfish
Jul. 4th, 2004 08:17 pm (UTC)
The thunderstorm was quite effective in cooling down the city - by 7, by barbecue time, outdoors was cooler and more pleasant than in, so we brought out the towels and went outside to cook and eat. A lovely evening.

I love your "mighty cartwheel of doom!" icon!
ex_hedgies507
Jul. 5th, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping to make more avatars when I have time. I just think Mercury is so darn cute in the live action series! I had to start with her.
owlfish
Jul. 5th, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC)
She really is cute.

I need to be patient and leave my computer on for several more days to download more episodes.
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