Well, it hasn’t been that long since I updated last, I guess. It just feels like a long time to me. I’ve been working my butt off. Seriously. I have two projects going and I think between the two of them I’ve written about 35k words in the last two weeks or so. Gasp. I haven’t been sleeping well, either, and my hubby tries to be sweet by letting me sleep until 11 am but then I’m up half the night again. Whick is fine because I like to work at night, but it would be good to get to bed before three at least a couple of times. Of course, the fact that I’ve lately been reading a bunch of books about Jack the Ripper doesn’t really aid sleep, if you know what I mean.
Nor does the temperature. IT went from cold to hot here overnight, and of course there’s no air conditioning for reasons I cannot fathom. No screens on the windows, no a/c, and the carts at the grocery store slide all over the place because the rear wheels aren’t fixed. It’s like trying to push a cart across ice.
Seriously, England. These are not new technologies. It’s not like the US invested millions of dollars into building shopping carts that don’t require the strength of a friggin gorilla to maneuver. I watch people wrestling with these things at the grocery store every day. Fix the back wheels!
Nor is the US the only country that cracked that air conditioning thing, and I’m pretty sure the idea of putting a screen on a window so no bugs fly in has been around for a while, too. I appreciate the history here, I do, and I know I have to adapt and blah blah blah. But it’s a screen, okay? You’re not losing a valuable part of your national identity if you keep bees and flies out of your house.
I can easily adjust to pretty much everything else, but damn, sleeping with the windows open and nothing between me and the outdoors bothers me, for a number of paranoiac reasons.
But then maybe that’s just me.