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Summer Weather

God, it's hot. It's 10 in the morning and I already feel like I need a another shower from sweating so much! Living without air conditioning really takes some getting used to (spoken like a spoiled American). This is England; I was told that English summers aren't hot, but this is my second really hot summer and tomorrow, it's going to get even hotter. It should reach over 100 and with no air conditioning or screens in my windows it looks like me and the cats will have to start to get creative with keeping cool. How do you have indoor cats with no window screens? It's no wonder they let their cats roam about in this country. With no window screens it's pretty difficult to keep them from just jumping right out. I suspect they'll spend the day out in the back yard for the next few days because there's just no other way around it the windows and back door need to stay opened. Good thing we have a fence out there!
I checked the weather for our trip this week and it's supposed to be no higher than 60 degrees in Ireland the whole time we're there; which at this rate wouldn't be bad if it wasn't supposed to rain the whole time too! What do you do in the middle of the countryside in the rain? I can think of a few things, but the hotel will have to do considering getting arrested wouldn't be much fun. 5 days of rain. I really can't believe it. Maybe the forecast will change...

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