Monday, September 03, 2007


Fear of heat. It's real... after all I found it on the internet. Granted it was listed along with fears of just about everything and anything imaginable but it was there. I would describe thermophobia as an unusually powerful contempt for hot weather that causes one to become a useless lump who sits on the couch obsessing about it. How much hotter will it get? How much longer will it be hot? What if our little a/c units break? What if we have a rolling black-out and lose power and can't run the little a/c's? And on-and-on.

And when it's 100+ degrees and only a couple of window a/c units to rely on, you're only hanging on by a thread. They really can only do so much when faced with these temperatures (and a house full of busy boys). If it hasn't cooled off my the time DH goes back to work tomorrow, I'm going to start making phone calls to get central a/c installed. Yes, I am that sneaky and desperate... heat does that to me. We talk about getting central air every year but these insane heat waves tend to come short spurts so just as we're ready to cave, it cools off.

It's really too hot to go out in the middle of the day (that and the fact that my youngest just can not handle the sun), so we need to wait until later in the day to take action.

Meanwhile, I've gotten some work done on my Retro Redux Shrug from Lace Style. The yarn, Berroco Comfort, is a great inexpensive substitute for worsted weight yarn. I'm very pleased so far.

Also pictured is some Madelinetosh yarn that I'd ordered as part of my little spree last week. The colors are wonderfully soft and subtle.

Enjoy your Labor Day. I'm going to go back to worrying about how hot it will be today.


Donna Boucher said...

It does get overwhelming doesn't it.


My sisters in Missouri have air of course....but when they are down at the lake they get on a noodle, grab a margehitta and float the afternoon away.

I think they have it figured out.

Are you shades all pulled?
Must close shades all day.
Open the freezer and sit right in front of it :o)

Sarah said...

I'm over the heat too, but it's hot here from May until October. I want to touch that yarn, it's so gorgeous!!

marit said...

We've had 5-10 deegrees Celsius- which is around 41 to 50F for weeks now...will you please send just a liiiittle bit of that heat? Please???

Natalie said...

I hear you on the oppressive heat thing. It is how I live May through October (and also why we are trying to move!)...

Yarnhog said...

I am so with you on the heat--literally. I'm in San Diego, and it was 105 degrees at my house in North County yesterday. 105. We have an ancient central air unit--apparently the only one on the block, since all the neighbors have taken to dropping by and staying for hours.