It’s hot out today.
In fact it was hot yesterday and for a couple of days before than and it is expected to get even hotter tomorrow, which will be nothing compared to Friday.
Now I should explain that we Irish are a little bemused at weather like this. We are used to clouds and rain and shit like that. Hot dry spells are distinctly abnormal here. Anything above fifteen degrees and we start to sweat. With temperatures expected to rise above thirty, we are sweating a lot, particularly as it is quite humid as well. Naturally everyone is piling down to the beaches where they will lie prone in the sand all day and then suffer agonies from sunburn.
This year will doubtless go down in history. It’s not going to be remembered as the Disnification of the village or indeed for the pandemic. No, this year will be remembered in hushed reverential terms as “that very hot Summer of 21”. Us Irish are very weather aware because we have so much of it.
For some strange reason the village and ourselves have suffered from some power cuts recently. The first one came one evening just as I was finishing cooking the dinner. It meant the rice was a tad al dente but luckily edible. It was a curry so we ate in the darkness until the power came back on. After we sat and complained about the heat. It was really becoming unbearable which is unlike us as we are normally heat tolerant [apart from Herself who is cold intolerant]. Any we sat there with the sweat pouring off us and muttering about the curry being too spicy [which it wasn’t] when I suddenly realised what was wrong.
Our central heating has a default setting. For reasons best know to some twat in the design house the default setting is ON. So we had been sitting in the middle of a heatwave and the central heating was running full blast. Shit! I switched it off and we began to cool down to a mere sweat.
We had another power cut the next day. I was in the middle of cooking again when there was a blip. The lights just barely blinked and I realised that there had been a very brief cut, just long enough to reset all the timers. Fuck! Then it went altogether for about twenty minutes. I made a dash to the central heating and switched it off. I blame the Disney mob who are working around the clock fucking up the village.
The central heating is now permanently switched off at the mains. I’m not going to be caught out again. I’ll switch it back on when we return to normal winter temperatures.