Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hot Tempered

After an unusually cool summer, excessive heat warnings were issued for Los Angeles County yesterday.

Just in time for my central air to go kerflooey.

As the temperatures inched toward triple digits, my brave little 110 year old house clung to an interior 88 degrees before finally collapsing into the nineties right around five o'clock where it remained until close to eleven PM. The repair guy couldn't schedule me an appointment until late afternoon today. He'll be the one knocking on the front door. I'll be the puddle on the living room floor.

Expect another scorcher today and tomorrow, then back to the odd summer chill over the weekend. That's good news for all Southern Californians, not just this cranky blogger. As 500 firefighters currently work to contain a wildfire in Kern County, I remember last year's fire season all too well.


Gunn said...

You have EYES!:)
Well seen and well done. This is so soft and delicate. I like it!:)

Jean Spitzer said...

Terrific photo.

Judy Williams said...

I love what motion blur creates. This mauvey/pink backdrop to the arts and crafts fan base is wonderful.

Stay cool, guys. We had heat index of 112 day before yesterday and then a front came through and it was tolerable yesterday. At least we know fall is coming soon.

Dixie Jane said...

My thoughts are with you and your family as you suffer the ravages of end of August heat. May the man at the front door today have the skills and knowledge to get your AC up and running. I say this as I bow toward my AC compressor. We in Texas know summer heat.

dbdubya said...

It's 80 in Mammoth Lakes, blue skies with a few white puffy clouds, and a nice breeze. Just another day in paradise.

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful pic Laurie!!! Love the motion blur against the craftsman light...and the little triangle of stairwell adds to the whole!!!

I was in Bishop today, at 98 and out of stores with air conditioning, and a breeze that cooled the sweat!!!

Hope your ac is back up and running!!!

Laurie said...

AC is back and we're all less addle-brained. Yay!

Thanks for the kind words, you guys.