Wednesday, 28 January 2009

My Eyeballs are Sweating, and Other Adelaide Heat Wave Factoids

  • It is 45.5C today, which is about 115F. The inside of my house was 98F when I got home from work

  • Today was the hottest day in Adelaide in 108 years.

  • The trains weren't running this afternoon. It is so hot the tracks are buckling.

  • The buses (most of them anyway) have no a/c, so on the way home from work today it really felt as though my eyeballs were sweating, with hot air blowing in my face from the windows and vents.

  • Our fish are in distress. I don't like the fish tank, but I am fond of 'little yellow fish', so I hope he makes it. Have put one of the evaporative fans in the dining room, as it's much hotter in there.

  • Thank god we got new light blocking curtains for our main rooms; I don't know how Steve has made it here for 12 years without.


A Free Man said...

I don't know how you're coping without A/C. Even with A/C our house is hot. I went to the mall yesterday to cool off.

I'm working from home today because I didn't want to deal with the public transport mess. Thank god for telecommuting!

Suzer said...

We're suffering. I can't tell you how glad I am to be at work for some respite.

G'day Y'all.. said...

I feel for you...that's hot!

Muddiah said...

That sounds just awful. You need to get air conditioning!!

Suzer said...

Well as I said before I need 2 new bathrooms, a new hot water heater, and a whole heap of other things first, and money don't grow on trees. A/c is a luxury; plumbing isn't;) It's either a/c or a trip home in 2010, and I'd rather have the latter.

velocibadgergirl said...

That photo is mindboggling. If I could send you a crate of ice from my yard, I'd do it!

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

I feel for you! That is freaking hot and nasty. I hope it's gotten cooler there-- it's just rainy and breezy in Sydney, come here and get a little (breeze that is). :)