When I left DC on Thursday the temperature was in the 40's (below 10 C)…… when I landed in Sydney, Saturday morning, it was 100!! (38C).
I got heat stroke walking from the terminal to the car - of course we walked further in the sunny car park than necessary because my son forgot where he parked.
His car does not have air conditioning…….
I spent Saturday afternoon lying on his couch trying to cool down.
I spent a hot & balmy Saturday evening with my 3 children and my daughter-in-law-to-be and fifty of her closest relatives.
Sunday (still hot) I spent with a friend I have known for over 40 years, in her air conditioned apartment. We drank gin & tonics and laughed a lot.
Today I drove an injured friend around in his stick shift car. I have not driven a stick shift in over 10 years. I only stalled it twice.
I just learnt that, whilst the manservant is winging his way to Australia his bag is still in Chile……. he arrives on Wednesday. He is told his bag will arrive on Friday. The wedding is on Saturday.
My son has a 20 year old computer and internet connection slower than dial-up. He has an iPhone so he doesn't care.