July 8th, 2008

Work Day Blues

Another hot day shaping up in Ottawa. When I came in to work, the temperature outside was already 240C (with a humidex of 310C), and is going up to 31 degrees again today.

And it's going to be an uncomfortable day here at work. The office's air conditioning system crapped out sometime around 6:30 am, and the tech boys from the company are going to be here around 9:00 am or so. Just had my cuppa herbal tea for the morning, but it's getting pretty hot in here and it's only 8:15 or so.

Oh, did I mention I hate hot weather? :( Especially when it's combined with humidity. :( Being diabetic, I already drink enough liquid during the day, but when it's hot as it's been in Ottawa so far this summer, my water consumption goes up considerably. Ah, well, at least I've got the water cooler here...
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    Candye Kane - "Back With My Old Friends"
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Work Blues II

The air conditioning system here at the office is still off-line. They've been working on it since 9:00 am, and they think they'll have it fixed by about 1:00 pm. *sigh*

In the meantime, I'm down to my shirt sleeves, and have just taken off my tie. My boss gave me a look that said, "Hmm...", but he's already walking around tie-less, soaked in sweat (he's a big guy at 6'2" tall and weighing 290 lbs. or so), so I'm not all that bothered by this. Heck, most of the folks in the office are pretty much dressed the same way.

I've got another half-hour of work to do before I can head for home. I need to stop off and buy some milk for the house, and should probably pick up a few vegetables for a stir fry this evening.

The heat is just wearing me out today.
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    Loreena McKennitt -"Marrakesh Night Market"
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Home, Finally

Came in from work about 3:10 this afternoon. When I left the office at 2:00, the air conditioning was still not functioning, and several computers stopped working because of the heat.

I did the shopping that I had to do, and came home as quickly as I could. The weather is extremely hot outside, but the air is heavy with the feel of a massive thunderstorm getting ready to strike, and there is a storm warning in effect for later this afternoon and into the evening.

I washed off, changed into a t-shirt and some lounge pants, and had a cup of tea. Now it's off to do some work on the Hollow Earth Expedition scenario that I'm cleaning up for Gen Con. By the time I put in enough work on that, it'll be time for supper methinks.