Texas heat is slacking — Pacific Northwest is sweltering with extreme record-breaking heat, while the local forecast for my area is that we won’t even hit 80º today — cooler than we’ve had lately and much, much cooler than what my friends in Oregon are experiencing. And just like we are ill-equipped for long stretches of freezing weather, people up in the PNW aren’t accustomed to the kind of heat they are now having. I heard that only about 25% of homes have air conditioning up there. When it gets warm up there people just open windows and turn on the fans.
As for me personally, the local heat wave we have had is definitely draining and exhausting. I set out to dye yarns on Saturday, but having done the first batch I was seriously wiped out and couldn’t do the second batch. I woke early yesterday and did the second batch, and then it was several hours before I could muster up the ‘ooomph’ to wash out the jars and squirt bottles, or throw a load of dye mop towels into the washer. It just takes longer for me to recover after a dye session. I think part of it is simply aging, but probably most of it is the weather.
I was able to get about five-and-a-half hours of sleep last night. It doesn’t feel like enough, but it’s more than I’d gotten for the several nights just prior to this weekend.