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High summer

It is high summer in Brooklyn. The heat pours down from a hard blue sky, pins you to the heat rising from the blacktop. It is the kind of heat that makes your eyelids sweat. Our apartment is on the fourth floor, just under the roof. We are cozy and warm all winter; sometimes so warm we open the windows. But we are paying for it now.

We did groceries today, a whole family event, to drag them all up the stairs and put them away. We dozed all afternoon, and only now at nearly midnight, is it pleasant in the house.

Husband took Sabir for a good walk, and a swim. They rescued a horseshoe crab. Sabir saw his first police horse. Hazel never liked horses, but Sabir is much more mellow about things. He has a sort of confident curiosity that is just so admirable. I wish I felt that way.

Now that it is summer Sabir is not allowed on the beach proper. Dogs are allowed on the boardwalk only. But he can go to Calvert Veaux park and wade in the creek. (Also unlike Hazel he likes water. Hazel could swim of course, if you towed her out with you. But she would paddle angrily to shore the minute you released her. He will retrieve from the water and go in wading.)

I made churros tonight. Simple recipe, easy as pancakes really. Also cooked a chicken which will do for the next few days.

And now it really is midnight. I suppose I should sleep. Wishing you all safe and happy.



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Jul. 17th, 2016 03:10 pm (UTC)
Sabir sounds so lovely! I miss having a mellow dog - now that I have a grumpy elderly colonel of a spaniel...

July here has been so cold that even I have been complaining about the lack of warmth - and I hate hot summers.
Jul. 17th, 2016 10:42 pm (UTC)
I sympathize about the heat. I've never tolerated it well, and the older I get, the less I can handle it. As you well know, Con Ed is expensive, and since my partner's AC unit is built-in and old and wonky, we try to use it sparingly. I yearn for a walk-on cooler!
Jul. 18th, 2016 09:03 pm (UTC)
It's very hot here in England at the moment - it must be summer! I've bought the dogs a paddling pool but only Sukie will go in it.
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