J Schroeder put up a story written for me on Elfwood! It was for some comment prize some time ago, and it was just a treat. First, that she hadn't forgotten, and secondly, that it got Mod's Choice over there. What a pleasant surprise!
It was an unpleasant 92 F/33 C for the walk home yesterday, but all the way I was thankful that the dewpoint had dropped from its horrid level of 74 in the morning. A dewpoint of a 'mere' 65 gave a heat index of 97 F/36 C, which was far, FAR more bearable than what I was bracing for if the dewpoint hadn't dropped. Just two weeks until I go to CA...just two weeks until I go to CA...I can make it...
It has been a joy hearing the crickets of late (though I barely hear them when it's never cool enough/unhumid enough to open the windows!) Still, that faint ripple of sound is sweet, because it means that summer is wearing down--certainly I never hear them in June or early July. Past the halfway point, accelerating down the slope to coolness and autumn and life. Crickets are wonderful.
Yes, I'm sure she was happy to get another Mod. =)
The first half of September can be warm, though usually there's some cool periods mixed in that I use to start recuperating. (Unless we're speaking of September 2009, which was like August the entire month! =P)
What a blessing with the story written for you. What is it about?
Hope your weather cools off soon. We are cooling off again. It is
only going to be in the 80's for the next few. It was wonderfully
cool this morning. Hope it is likes this when you come out.
Rather hard to explain the story, especially as it just feels like the beginning of something bigger. Two siblings, one of whom isn't quite 'normal/human' in a tough situation.
Wow, you guys are getting it nice! Today we might actually be below average for once and barely pass 80, but there's another very long and nasty heat wave forecasted to start on Saturday. I'm ready to pack my bags NOW!