Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The heat arrives.


A heat advisory in place. The village hall open and the air conditioning turned on. Those old folk who want to can spend their days there in the cool. Madame Bay and her friend Renee, both sprightly octogenarians, distribute water and prepare salads. 

To avoid the heat the builders start work at six and finish at noon. The morose lad ( who has now put down a deposit on the ancient Golf convertible ) also does a couple of hours overtime in the evening. The PONs are delighted with this arrangement. They can play throw the furry fox first thing, nap in the heat of the day, and then pester the morose lad for an end of day bout of fox throwing.

This morning they greet the workmen from their perch on the wooden table. Sophie checks their rucksacks for evidence of 'goodies'.



40 plus temperatures again tomorrow.


21 comments:

  1. Quite right Sophie. "Never let a rucksack go unchecked" is my motto.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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    1. Sophie's motto : 'There may be sausages'.

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  2. Time to rest those fluffy tummies on cool stone floors.
    x

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    1. And have your fur wafted by a fan.

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  3. Surely the PONS 'joie de vivre' is rubbing off on the morose lad?

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    1. Only in the sense that he gets paid for throwing the furry fox while he's supposed to be doing something useful.

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  4. Your sunflower pictures make me smile every year! And, We're proud of the Morose Lad for hitting his short-term goal! A guy needs a car...it's not just an L.A. thing!

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    1. Psychologists have long debated whether sex or hunger is the primary driver. Now we know they pale in comparison with the lure of a 1996 Volkswagen Golf cabriolet with 135000 kilometres on the clock..

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  5. Who could resist a game or two of throw the furry fox when the PONs look so delightful?
    Maybe the morose lad will be happy to do more overtime, with more games, once he finds out how much his car insurance will be !

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    1. Insurance ? This is France profonde !

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  6. How do Bob and Sophie handle this very hot weather ? Do you have a little pool for them?

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    1. They have a little paddling pool but won't go near it. Something to do with an aversion to water.

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  7. Sounds like a perfect day - except the heat. Keep cool!

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    1. The PONs are keeping cool on the kitchen floor.

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  8. If you two want HOT come to Tucson, Arizona where the temps have been around 106 F for the past few weeks, and expect to be that hot for some time to come, although the "Monsoon Season" where we have rain and thunderstorms till about September!!!! Last year I came to live with Mum at the end of July. apart from going out for walkies early in the morning, it is too hot to do any walkies, etc. during the day!!!

    Toodle pip

    Cookie

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  9. Sophie checking the rucksacks for goodies reminded me of a security guard checking shoppers bags at the door....she is a smart one.

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  10. I've wondered where our heat and humidity had gone! We've been enjoying a few cooler days which has been a welcome relief for us.

    You'll have to let us know if you've heard from Caroline?

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