Saturday, July 7, 2007

It's too hot to live.

Seriously. It's been 107 degrees for two days straight and I don't think I can take it any longer. Heat like that is bad enough on its own, but it's far worse when you have to work outside on the scaffolding, painting a building all day. And, it's even worse when you have to be on said scaffolding under a dark green awning (aka "Heat Trap of Death"). I swear, I haven't been so hot, or sweat so much, since I lived in Africa for four months (where they put on down jackets and mittens if it drops below 80). Thank goodness for the weekend, even though Mike's at work now and I might go in tomorrow- the restaurant we're building opens in a week!!

The only thing we've had energy to do around here is knit and watch movies. I'm the only one who knits, actually. But since Thursday, we've come home from work, collapsed on the couch with a cold beer, taken a cold bath in the amazing outdoor bathtub that Mike just fixed, and gone back to the couch to watch a movie. Thursday was Munich, then Friday was the second half of Munich and the first half of Brokeback Mountain.

So, out of the misery of triple digit heat comes at least three inches of Jaywalker/Chevron* sock number 2! I'm now only six stripes (about an inch and a half) away from starting the toe. I think these are going to be my favorite socks I've knit so far. The gauge on the Anastasias wasn't quite right, and I just don't know how much I'm going to wear them. It also doesn't help that the only socks I wear these days are for work, and when that work is construction, you can bet I'm not wearing handknits! (In case you can't tell, I think I've decided to keep these. I really think they'll be too small for my friend, and I don't want to give her something totally useless. So, I've decided to continue the trend of knitted-cupcakes for birthday gifts. Clearly, a useful item.)

*In the interest of having my socks included in the Ravelry count of number of Jaywalkers being made, I decided to count them as such.


Joanne said...

I'd take a bit of that warmth you have - send it to New Hampshire! We had a couple of scorchers - but recently it is on the cool side! Too bad we can't even out the water going to Texas and the heat in your area and the coolness out here!

Claudia said...

Um, Munich and Brokeback Mountain are NOT "lazy summer days" movies. Couldn't you find anything with Harrison Ford or Julia Roberts or something? You people are weird.

Julie said...

Wow that's hot and having grown up in South Lousisiana with family in Texas I do know that sort of hot. Gee, I'll feel so cool at the beach today when it's only 90 with a breeze. I do hope you cool off soon!

lupinbunny said...

oooo! Two days at 107! We can spend a week at 107.6 at a time, and myplace doesn't have aircon.
You'll cope, promise ;)