We’re still having afternoon temperatures a bit over 30C /~90F in the shadow. Indoors in my flat now 27C/ 80F.
Towards evening yesterday there was some thunder passing by, but at some distance – only a few drops of rain here. Today’s morning paper however told me that the fire brigade had a busy afternoon yesterday, with no less than nine fires started by lightning in the area.
Ginny asked about air conditioning. That’s not standard in the average private home here. For the most part of the year we are a lot more concerned about keeping warm than keeping cool...!
I have two fans going to circulate the air but they do not cool it down.
Luckily since I live on the 2nd floor I’m able to leave windows ajar at night (and when I go out in the day). Would not dare do that if I lived on the ground floor.
Dad was transferred today to a short-stay nursing home across town from me.
And my brother called from dad’s house in the afternoon to say he had arrived there, after a long and hot drive (~300 km).
Tomorrow morning I’ll call the nursing home again (talked to them briefly today) to make an appointment for us both to see the nurse there to exchange some more information. The timing of my brother’s visit is as good as can be. He’ll also be able to help bring some clothes and things from home for dad. I might go out to the house some day this week too, while my brother is staying, so that we can look over some things together. We’ll see how it goes. The heat wave does not really inspire to a whole lot of “activity”.