If you’ve read my blog lately you have seen all of my whining about me having no air conditioning until Friday. We are heading into two very hot days because of course we couldn’t get two cooler days to help me out. Dealing with this is bad enough, being home alone with it makes it harder for various reasons.
Misery Loves Company
It’s hard for people who are not here with me to understand how I feel. The three days my wife and daughter were here made it a little easier because I was dealing with it with other people. Also, my wife hates the heat more than I do, so in comparison, it wasn’t that bad for me. Alone is harder. I can complain, but no one is here to hear it or care.
Closing Up the House If I Leave
When others were home I could leave the windows open and the fans running when I left for barn shifts or errands. Now that I’m alone I have to close up the house and turn the fans off if I leave. The last two days I had to leave at 6:30 AM, so I had to close the house up while it was still cool outside meaning the house would heat up faster.
I feel like I shouldn’t leave for extended periods because of the pets. I don’t want to close up the house and let it heat up too much since I have two cats and a dog in the house. Also, I have to check on the cats periodically since they insist on staying upstairs where it is hotter. I make sure they have plenty of water and I have to search for them when they hide in some weird place to stay cool. When my wife is home they will follow her to the basement when she goes down there to work.
I have no one to talk to. I go to the barn, stop for a cold drink, and then go home. Today and tomorrow I have no barn shifts. I might run to the library to return books and pick up more, but I will limit how long I am gone for the reason in the pets section. So, I will sit on the couch in front of the fan and try to find something to watch that helps my mood.
Misery loves company. I have the misery. I lack the company.