I can imagine that even our most loyal readers are getting tired of reading about how hot it is here. We Seattleites never tire of discussing the weather, so indulge me for just one more post.
The past week was so cripplingly hot that no one in my office was able to get much work done. On a few days, I got emails from Kenny to the effect of, “everyone here is asleep, I’m going home to work in front of our A/C.” I didn’t feel much more useful sitting in front of our office fan as it blew hot air at me. My co-workers and I have started scheduling all of our meetings and working sessions early in the day because nobody expects anything to get done after lunch. To me, the paralysis caused by the heat seems like the true secret of why the Global South has not achieved the same level of economic development as the states of the Northern Hemisphere.
This weekend was similarly scorching. Kenny and I felt guilty about hiding out with our A/C instead of enjoying our beautiful valley, but we could never bear to be out and about for more than an hour or two (we did venture out for cappuccini, lunch, ice-cold smoothies, and a few errands). Taking a cue from my co-workers, we did engage in some nice pre-8am activities – we took a run around the lake yesterday, and this morning we climbed up to our local hill wat. Then we spent the rest of the day chilling in our igloo-like room, catching up on our photo backlog. Conveniently enough, this means that we’re all caught up on the photos we took this weekend. Here are a few: