It’s summer hot!
No walk after work today because it’s just too hot for the old boys and almost too hot for the younger ones. Yesterday when it was cooler than it is today, but still hot for this time of year, they just fell to the floor and stayed there all evening after the walk 🙂 Today it’s 28C (82,4F) and I can’t remember when it was this hot in the end of May ( a strong wind makes it feel a bit cooler but then again it also works like a giant hair dryer 🙂 ). This will last for a few days but then it will go down to more normal summer temperatures again.I was worried during the day that Orvar and Hector in their stubbornness would stay out in the sun all day but thankfully the didn’t. Nova and Sune were in the garage where it is a bit cooler.
Yesterday I drove to work three hours later than usual because I wanted to stay at home for as long as they were digging outside the dog yard. Diggers do make a lot more noise than a common tractor and I was worried it might scare the dogs too much. So we had a wonderful morning walk down to the creek before the temperature rose too high. So all photos today are from yesterday morning. I also put out the goldfish and the koi carp in my big water barrels since it was so warm and nice. I noticed one goldfish was missing so I’ll stop by the pet shop tomorrow and buy a new fish. I think I’ll get another koi even though they are expensive and more sensitive to diseases.
We’ll soon have the elections for the European parliament and I feel a bit torn if I should vote or not. The EU parliament and the commissioners are amongst the most corrupted people we have, they have paychecks that would support a small country but pay little or no tax. Lots of the money handed out to different project goes directly to organized crime and lost get lost on the way too. Another fact that do that I don’t want to vote is that I don’t like the Eu as it is. For instance rules for the farming industry are made for how it is down on the continent and they don’t care that we have different problems up here in the north due to the climate. They decided that a strawberry had to have a specific size or it wouldn’t be allowed to sell or that cucumbers weren’t as valuable if they were bent instead of straight. These are the things they care about and get paid to decide about.
So it feels like I support all these things if I do vote but the problem is that the right-wing nutters will gain power in the parliament if we don’t go and vote. Many of them are just as bad as the Nazis once were and still are. Ok the parliament has very little power but one should never give them even the slightest chance to get any influence what so ever. So I feel damned if I do and damned if I don’t. Besides it looks like Great Britain might get out of the EU later on and if they do I guess the entire union will fall apart in one way or the other.
A hot day like this is wonderful when You don’t work but working beside a big hot oven and a big ho washing machine that pours out hot steam is almost torture! Luckily we’ll clean out that washing machine tomorrow so neither that nor the oven will be on at all 🙂 Ok, it isn’t that fun to clean that washing machine either but it will at least not be that awfully hot 🙂 It’s a short working day tomorrow as well so it will at least pass quickly 🙂 Next week we have a holiday on Thursday and if we want to be home from work on Friday too we need to work two hours more on Monday and Tuesday and one and a half hour more on Wednesday. So I said I’m not insane, I’ll work on Friday. Not all thought the same at my department but later in the afternoon I could hear some regretting their choice to work twelve hours a day 🙂
It’s time for something cold to drink but nothing to eat, it’s just too hot. I think I’ll just sit down and melt away instead 🙂
Have a great day!