Sunday 17 July 2022

Mid-Month Check In... The plague with the really bad timing!

 Hello folks!

Happy Sunday! The sun is shining, the UK is freaking out over a red weather warning for heat and I'm writing this from my perfectly cool front room thanks to my husband having the foresight to buy a portable air con unit back in May!

Temperatures of 38-40c (100-104f) are predicted over Monday and Tuesday and whilst we've hit 38c before 40c would be an abnormal new "highest temp"... Climate change in action! 
The simple fact is many parts of the world hit these temperatures but they're used to it and their infrastructure is built for it. In the UK, our infrastructure is designed to cope with cold and wet. Our houses don't have air-con. Businesses often don't have air con. Some cars often don't have air-con!
It's some serious shit... 
However, my husband and I have air con in our cars, our office buildings have air-con and, as mentioned above, he decided we needed an air-con unit for the house earlier in the year after suffering through one too many too hot summers so we're ok... As long as the power grid doesn't melt! ๐Ÿ˜†

In other news, my husband has covid! He was ill for about 3 days before actually testing positive which is concerning as I'm currently testing negative but have developed a sore throat, cough etc... What're the bets I test positive in a few days?! ๐Ÿ˜”
All things considered, we've not done badly to have avoided it up until now but of all the weeks!
Our son finishes primary school this week! His leaver's ceremony and party are on Thursday! We don't want to miss the leaver's ceremony (but will obviously if testing positive) and we certainly don't want him to catch covid and miss the celebrations not to mention his last few days with his classmates!
His class are splitting off to 4 different high schools and only two others from his class are going to the little dude's high school. It would be such a shame for him... He's currently hiding in his bedroom with the door closed and the window open limiting contact with us, lol. He's decided he's living in there and only coming out when he needs the bathroom... Food to be dropped at his door.
 (I don't blame him! He's being smart.) 

Before covid hit, we saw the little dude perform in his school play - A Midsummer's Night's Dream - and he was brilliant! I couldn't believe it! For some context, this is the kid who'd scowl with his hands over his ears in every nativity play or harvest festival... Often accompanied by rocking. But here we are, 4 years and a pandemic later, and he was up there prancing about in full character giving it everything he had. It was unbelievable. 
All the kids were so good... Seriously, not a wooden performance amongst them! Not a missed line or cue. They really were fantastic and entertaining... The only downside was some of the singing solos! But I give them props for even standing up there and singing full stop so... They all deserve all the praise!

Work has been busy, the garden is providing all the veggies for cooking with... I'm stuck with an overabundance of courgettes/zucchinis again! 

I'm falling behind on my One Million Steps for Diabetes challenge (that myself and the little dude have teamed up for) because I've been exhausted from work and then feeling ill this week so I need to get my butt in gear to make up those steps...

I think that sums up the past couple of weeks!

I've read two books over the past two weeks and both of them I read this week... Go figure!
Both very different but both really enjoyable!

Wolf in The Night by N.J. Walter
Meet Me In The Margins by Melissa Ferguson

Last weekend, we went to the cinema to see Thor: Love and Thunder and we enjoyed it. 
I wasn't expecting the freaking ending... But still. It worked. The post-credits sequence made me feel a bit better about it. Definitely intrigued as to where this phase of the MCU is heading!

At home, the professor and I have been continuing with The Boys (so freaking weird) and the professors also been watching some new Star Trek thing on Paramount Plus as well as Halo... I really don't like Star Trek so I just get exposed by sitting in the same room whilst doing something else but Halo is catching my attention... I keep stopping what I'm doing and turning around to watch it.

And we're almost done with Superstore. *sob*


Tell me, how have things been going for you this past couple of weeks?

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  1. Wow, that's some serious heat! I can't imagine being without AC during heat like that. That goodness you got the portable unit this year! I remember when we were in London years ago and I was all excited to experience cooler temps, only to arrive and be told (by practically everyone) that it was the hottest May on record. And the hotel didn't have AC. I didn't even think to check when making the reservation! We ending up buying a big box window fan to circulate some air in the room. We had to leave it behind obviously but it saved up while we were there. lol

    So sorry your husband has Covid! I hope you manage to stay well, but those symptoms don't sound too encouraging. :(

    I love zucchini but I've always heard that they grow/produce like mad. Time to start Googling zucchini recipes! :)

    Take good care, Nicci! {{hugs}}

  2. Oh, no! You've had a rough week. I hope your son stays well and doesn't miss his celebration. Take care and stay cool!

  3. I'm waiting for covid to strike - I've avoided it so far but it's rife in our area so don't hold out hope of avoiding it forever. The slugs keep getting to my courgettes, but the cucumbers and tomatoes are doing well in this heat.

  4. I could not survive without the air conditioning! But yeah, when I visited my family in Seattle, Washington several years ago, during the hottest week of the year for them, it was miserable going places without it. But like the UK, they have the cold or rainy weather mostly, so didn't tend to have a/c every where. Sorry about the covid. That is no fun! Hope you have a better week!

  5. I'm from South Africa and we are used to the high temperatures. But I can imagine that it must be very difficult for you guys!

    Haven't seen Thor yet, will probably get to it eventually.

    Have a good week and happy reading!

    Thanks for visiting us earlier....

    Elza Reads

  6. So glad you have some air. Climate change is impacting all of us. Our temperatures have been above average and we need rain. I hope your son manages to avoid getting Covid. My husband was fine the day before symptoms hit. He developed a fever and the chills about mid-day Thursday. He has a fever still. We have him quarantined in the guest bedroom and bring food to his door. I will keep you in my thoughts.

  7. We're having heat here too for the next week and more, with some cooling rain inbetween

  8. Well aren't you smart to have AC. It's a must here. It has been mostly 30-35C which is typical but sometimes more humidity than usual. It's a mess and so many stupid politicians continue to deny climate change. We continue to avoid Covid as we stay home. I hope you all feel much better and don't miss this week's events.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  9. Thank you for commenting on my post. :D I love your blog. The design is so cute!

    Good luck surviving the heat. I understand about England not being prepared for the heat. I don't think I could survive without an AC. My brother lives in Texas, USA, and they're not prepared for snow and the state comes to a hault when it does snow.

  10. Honestly this heat! The roads near us are melting because as you say we just aren't geared up for this weather. We keep on about air con but we only get a few hot days a year so have put it off.

    I am sad about Superstore. My partner watches Star Trek stuff after I have gone to bed! He has recently purchased paramount plus and also watches The Boys.

    I hope that you remain negative, or that you recover quickly. Fingers crossed for your son being able to attend things. It is such a big change in his life.

    Hope you have a good week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  11. Yes, we're more prepared for the heat in California, but for areas that don't experience it on a regular basis it's brutal. I visited Seattle in a heat wave, which was about 85F degrees for them, and everyone was freaking out. Our hotel had A/C but I think a lot of the homes do not. Hope your power grid can withstand the extra pull because I agree, climate change is making this the new normal. Bummer about covid! I think you've probably got it too despite testing negative. They say it takes a few days to test positive. Hope your young man doesn't get it! Smart guy to stay in his bedroom. Hope you all feel better soon!

  12. I've heard about the heat over there! Glad you guys have AC. Here we'd die lol if we didn't have it, the summers get so humid.

    Sorry to hear your husband has Covid! It seems to be everywhere now. Hopefully you and your son can keep it at bay.

    I still need to see Thor...

    Take care!

  13. Hope you feel better soon and it’s not Covid but you are right, your symptoms do sound like it. Fingers-crossed that the power grid can handle the increase as people try to stay cool. That kind of weather is not unusual in the summer here but we are prepared for it. Hope the week turns out well for you!

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  15. Good call on the AC!
    I hope your husband feels better soon! Enjoy your reads.
    Have a wonderful week ahead!

  16. Enjoy the A/C! I hope your husband feels better soon.

  17. I hope your husband gets better and you don't get a bad case of it. I don't blame for son for hiding in his room either. I had it in January and was sick for a month.

    Maybe more people in the UK will start getting Air Conditioners since it seems to be getting hot there each Summer? It's 112 here this week. Too darn hot.

  18. Sorry you finally got hit with COVID. My husband and I got it at the same time in May.

    the Boys is SO weird. lol I tried watching the new Star Trek and we just couldn't get into it. We loved Halo though. What did you think of it? We just finished watching The Orville and loved it.

    Karen @For What It's Worth


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