The temperature and humidity around here keeps cranking up and up. Sometimes when I get up at night I can’t believe how soupy it is just outside our air conditioned room. We still mostly run the air conditioners at night, but with occasional cool siesta times, too. We are getting tired of sleeping in the air conditioning – I hate the constant rumble and the air movement makes my eyes water.
A couple of nights recently the power has gone off for exactly one hour. We assume that it is to reduce the load and that they roll the blackouts throughout the city. But you’re sleeping along nice as pie and then here come the beeps from our surge suppresser and battery backup in the TV room. Then it starts getting stuffy!
Last night we woke up and were watching the heat lightning from the patio while we waited for the power to come back on. It was strange to have it so completely dark! I went up to the roof to take some video and found that it was way cooler up there. If I had something to hook a hammock to up there I would have been set!
The power came back on after an hour and we settled back in to sleep. Here’s a little video of the lightning last night over the pitch dark city. The two orange dots on the left side are the tops of the cathedral spires. Not very dramatic, but that’s the way life is sometimes.