August 2023 Weather

Apparently my summer SAD is kicking my butt.

We got quite a bit of rain yesterday and then a bit more today, and the temperature is currently under 90° (32.2° Celsius). I don’t have a lot more energy, but I do have a bit more perspective.

It’s weird because I’ve been able to keep my summer SAD down to a minimum in past years by getting lots of outdoor time during the months leading up to the hottest part of the year. This year, however, with a houseful of dogs and everything that happened this spring. And this year, we didn’t really have a run up to the hot weather to help me acclimate. It seemed that we went from the high 80s to the low 100s without much time in between.

On the good side, though, we got quite a bit of rain yesterday. A bit of thunder, too. Usually when it rains at work, the parking lot will be dry by the time I leave. But yesterday there were still puddles out there. Puddles! Actual puddles!

I can’t get over it.

Today’s Gratuitous Amazon Link is The Son of Neptune, the second book in Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series. Remember how Percy was missing in The Lost Hero? Well, we’ve found him. As the book opens, Percy, who has amnesia, is in Northern California making his way to a camp for the descendants of gods. Will he make it? Of course. Will he make new friends? Certainly. Will he make new enemies? Undoubtedly. Will there be a travelogue portion of the book? You betcha.

I love Rick Riordan’s books.

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