Monday, March 24, 2008

I caved

After one of the coldest winters in years (relatively speaking, it's still Israel) and getting socked with an obscenely large electric bill I swore I wasn't going to turn on the air conditioning this week, it's still March for pete's sake. I managed to swelter in silence yesterday but by today I just couldn't hack it. We're having a heat wave and temperatures have soared into the mid-nineties (35 celsius!). With its concrete walls and stone floors and without much direct sun beaming in my home stays fairly cool, but this was ridiculous. So I caved. Yes, I admit it. I put the air conditioning on on March 24. What a relief.

Thankfully the temperatures cooled off again with the setting sun. It's actually lovely out now. Tomorrow will still be terribly dusty, but the worst of the heat is over now and we should be setting our calendars back to spring again.

I have to say though, I much prefer the heat, even the dry dusty heat of a hamsin, to winter's cold. What fun to be able to put on sundresses and sandals again, I even remembered to break out my silver toe ring. Spring is lovely, but summer can't come soon enough for me. Bring it on, I'm ready.

11 comments:

Nancy said...

As I read this, looking put my window at the ugly snow, hearing predictions of more snow tonight ... (in Michigan) ... I'd gladly have to turn on my air conditioning! Enjoy it =)

Bahama Mama said...

Trying hard not to turn on the air-conditioning here as well. But we are only in the 80's. I'm hoping your electric bills aren't as bad as ours. Can we say - solar panels?

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I'm definitely starting to like the moderate temps vs the extremes---summer just melts me into a puddle and the freezing cold of winter is too harsh too.

Must be age.

Lea said...

I need warmth in my bones... always have... I love the thought that you are wearing sandals... may the heat back off just enough!

Lis Garrett said...

Oh, I am so jealous. I much prefer the heat, too . . .

UL said...

oh wow, i am still in my fleece, awaiting spring!!

grace said...

It's 35C at 1pm here today in Dubai! We have put the ac on as well. Electricity bills be damned! :-)

Kelley said...

Is it mean to be sniggering here? Is it totally horrible of me to be sitting here on the first cool day in FOREVER it seems fully clothed and considering turning on the central heating and thanking God/Goddess/whatever that the heat is making it's way over the other side of the world...

But hugs to you babe, summer sucks festering donkey testicles.

Kamsin said...

I don't remember if I already told you this or not but the hamsin is the origin of my name, spelt khamsin on my birth certificate but my parents dropped the h at some point. It's kind of an obscure thing and usually people have no clue about it but you're the second person in as many days to have mentioned it!

Shannon said...

Amen sister!

Robin said...

I did remember that Kamsin :). It's quite a unique choice for a name.

They're not obscure here though, we get them each fall and spring, just like clockwork. The spring ones are the harsher by far.