We're in the midst of the worst heat-wave in my Seattle memory. 'Excessive heat warnings' and 'stagnation advisories'. I know humid mid to upper 90 temperatures are the norm for many during the summer, but given that it is not here, many of the residences, schools and older buildings (including my house) are devoid of air-conditioning. A hot day or two here and there are quite manageable, but when there is a long string of them, everything heats up and all these un-air-conditioned interiors cannot cool down.
We've been trying to go on outings during the hottest part of the early evening so that we can escape the heat of our own house and enjoy the cool of elsewhere. Harry Potter made a very nice, long, cool and dark interlude. We dawdled at the restaurant, where I sketched in my Moleskine after dinner, until they wanted to kick us out and ready the table for someone else.
I am currently sitting in a dark studio, eating Trader Joe's Caribbean Flo frozen fruit bars, with two fans pointed at my face, but it is still too hot to do anything work-related (you know, like turn on a light so that I can draw...?) I think I must give up until at least midnight when hopefully the temperatures drop low enough to bear the heat of lightbulbs for sketching...?