Posted by: patriciamar | October 21, 2009

Thinking Post-Heat

Sunday, September 13, 2009

We are sitting in the Alor airport with the soft breeze of the air conditioning blowing on our faces.  I have hopes that soon my body will return to its normal temperature.  For the last few weeks, I believe it has been riding a bit high.  Maybe 37.3 degrees as a norm rather than 37 (I actually checked this once).

Although there is still a possibility that our flight will be cancelled, I have high hopes that we will make it off the island today.  When I asked if we still left at 2:00, we at least thought his response mentioned that the plane had already left Kupang and was on its way to Alor.  I can only hope that we will be enjoying a comfy bed, A/C, and maybe even some pizza and a cold drink by 6:00 tonight…

After this experience with heat, I am fairly certain I would never willingly lie in a tanning bed ever again for the rest of my life  (not that I have done so recently, but I believe this clinches it).  I will enjoy every breath of cool air and brisk (even stinging) wind that comes my way.

I also promise to complain at least slightly less about those [few] miserable Minnesota summer days.  At least most places have air conditioning, so you still have a chance.

Also, I have already mentioned on various occasions that the weather in the Netherlands is wonderful.  But I will state, yet again, that a climate without extremes (hot or cold) is quite nice.

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