Monday, September 21, 2009

The Eternal Summer....

Tomorrow is the official beginning of Fall.

So what happened here?

The temperatures will be in the 100s for the next three or four days with those following being in the 90s.

It's too hot here!

Sometimes I wonder if it's just my weird perception. This morning at Starbucks I asked the server if it seemed to her that it is staying hot longer and longer each year. She agreed that it is. Not exactly scientific but I considered her answer to be a validation.

When I came here from Tucson, it truly was not this hot for this many months. It stayed toasty for a few months and then September would bring falling leaves and crisp mornings. Certainly not as cold or crisp as Colorado or Maryland where I've lived in the past - but a nice modified autumn.

Now it is becoming more and more like Tucson. There are two seasons: summer and Christmas. I feel trapped inside a box with refrigerated air. (That is when I can get the owner of this house to turn it on without a major and extremely annoying debate. That in itself is enough to get me to move on.) Hot weather affects different people differently. Obviously. It makes me cranky, lethargic and far more hot tempered than I am typically. I've never been good at "just putting up" with anything. As Nietzsche said, "if it's tottering, give it a final shove".

It may be time to pack up the old Saturn and head north. I'm thinking of someplace near the Oregon border and hopefully near the coast. Eureka, Arcata, Crescent City. Shasta County. I love rain, fog, cool temperatures and water. Living near the ocean would be heavenly!

As usual, I'll move on the cheap and suddenly. Can't seem to purge my wanderlust and the heat feels like a validation of Right Action. It's time to go.


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12 comments:

Leann said...

Chani ~ Thank you for your thoughtful and insighful reply to my latest blog post. It means a lot to me to have your support.

Brookings Oregon is called the 'banana belt' of Oregon as it is suppose to have mild temps all year round. It's just across the border from Northern CA. Just sayin' :-)

My dream would be to live in a small cottage on the ocean. A warm ocean thank you very much. :-)

Cecilieaux said...

You could also always come to the Right Coast!

secret agent woman said...

It's been rainy here for weeks!

Good luck on the move.

Angela said...

Hmmm, I left a comment yesterday and I don't see it. Anyway, just wanted to agree with disliking the hot weather - intensely! And say hi and check in with you. That's all.

mrwriteon said...

Here though it has been amazingly hot right along the coast throughout the summer and into the fall. Your suggestion of N. California/S. Oregon is great. I love that part of the world. Actually, the last two times I was in Crescent City it was bloody cold, and that was in August.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Whatever it takes -- it's been time for you to go for a very long time. The places you're considering are all beautiful and the climate is far more civilized than the incinerator you've been living in. Bon voyage. And don't forget to write!

Anne said...

I'm so curious if you're still on the path for Thailand or not. Or have you decided that a life with Buddhist principles somewhere in the lovely NW is what you desire?

It's so interesting the paths life takes us on, isn't it? :)

PeterAtLarge said...

I sometimes get nostalgic for my native England. But not often. When I do, it's mostly about the people and the health service, not about the weather...

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Angela said...

Just thought I'd stop by and let you know I"m drumming my fingers on the computer table, waiting for the next post. :)

slouchy said...

Oregon. Now there's a state I've always wanted to visit.

Anonymous said...

Chani, I "accidently" [NOT] stumbled into your fabulous blog and I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your honest insights today. I currently live in South Dakota-my birth place and the weather here is too weird! Unseasonably cold and SNOW a month early. Climate warming is happening no matter how much it is denied. I have lived in Southern California, middle and Northern California. I love San Diego, San Francisco and Crescent City-all are so diverse. I LOVE THAI FOOD and going to Thailand is one of my dreams. Have you found Brene Brown's blog ordinary courage? It is soul wonderful. My birthday is 9 February and I wondered if we share the same day?! Have a great weekend.
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