With unwanted heat…
Last year in the summer we reached a scorching 47c (116.6f) here at home. I remember sitting out on the back porch melting during a broadcast, commenting on how fast the ice-cubes were dissolving in the wine. It seems like yesterday. Winter finally arrived and heaven was temporarily established.
To be perfectly honest, I already have a great thing going. The heat shouldn’t be a big deal, I’ve just never been able to put up with it. I can’t function in it. I get angry at inanimate objects. Chairs are suddenly in my way – as is the world – and I’m anything but a happy camper.
Well, winter is over. Spring, at least, is absolutely gorgeous here. We have a wide variety of native Australian flowers and trees that grow and telegraph our house. The yard stops looking like a cemetery and comes to life. Yesterday, however, was the first day I didn’t only not need the heater – but started to overheat right where I sit now with all the blinds drawn. It was an unwanted reminder of what’s coming in a few short months as things start to heat back up again.
Some people in Australia love the heat, my superior half is one of them. For me? I’m blogging about just how much I’m not looking forward to it. But look, it could be worse. I’m blogging about how much I don’t like the heat from a house that I jointly own using technology that is expensive with a full belly and people who love me.
Isn’t it strange how often we all whine about trivial non-issues depending on how content we are in our lives? I think it’d probably be the same thing with money. It might sort a bunch of problems out, but there’s always going to be other issues that hit you for six that money can’t buy. I wonder if it’s almost better to be distracted and slightly broke as you work towards money – possibly for as long as you live – then being left with all the money in the world and having to solely focus on issues money can’t buy. Typically, they’re far worse to have to deal with. But hey – who knows.. “that’s just, like, my opinion man”.