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Slow in the heat

Not being the world's biggest fan of summer, I put off doing much on the mudroom today, even knowing that tomorrow is supposed to get even hotter OMG. I know that most of my fellow North Americans have had the heat longer than we have here in the rainy zone, so I'll restrict my weather bitching, since today was our first really hot day. But OMG I do dislike hot days.

An entire bucket of paint stripper did not avail to loosen the coating on the concrete foundation wall. I thought of going back to the hardware store for something even more toxic and horrible, but it was too hot. Toxic shit seems more toxic in the heat.

I did get some painting done before the afternoon got into the high 90s, but nothing picture-worthy.

Then I came in and spent WAY TOO MUCH TIME hard-resetting my damn phone. Grr. Windows Mobile operating system: I am done with you! It takes hours to get all the ringtones and text message alert tones and pictures attached to my contacts again, and hours to get all my apps re-loaded and set up, and I don't even remember which cooked ROM I flashed a year ago, but whatever. I'm getting an Evo as soon as I can.

And now there are mosquitos in the house going mmmmmmmmmmmm near my ears. Summer nights. Ptui.


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Jul. 8th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
How about getting those wire wheels for your electric drill and grinding it off?

Yeah, I wouldn't either.
Jul. 8th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Actually, that's a good idea. I think I even have one of those wheels around somewhere. Hm. It could be a real boost at least in some of the more uneven areas. Thanks for the suggestion!
Jul. 8th, 2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
I'm always dubious about splashing noxious chemicals around (especially since you have to treat either the leftovers or the empty container as hazmats!). But be sure and wear goggles and a mask when dust is flying...
Jul. 8th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
I am armed with a respirator and fresh filters, plus goggles and rubber gloves. Happily, the area in question is really small. Kind of hard to get to, but at least there's not much of it.
Jul. 9th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Summer nights vary so much! Tonight in Ottawa it's muggy out there like a sauna. Some summer nights in Edmonton, Alberta, when it stayed light until 10, and the Fringe festival was on, or the Jazz Festival, and we'd stroll around from venue to venue, were fantastic.
Jul. 9th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
It's actually pretty nice out once the sun goes down, but the mosquitoes are a big problem this year, much more than usual, I think from a very rainy spring.

I agree that being outdoors at night in a pleasant environment is really nice--especially eating outdoors.
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