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Rage and Release
I just came back inside from an hour of mesquite trimming. I started with the hand saw. Then I switched to the pruning tool. Then I put branch after branch into the garbage can and resized them to fit -- no small feat -- with the loppers. Towards the end, I started to feel a cool breeze. I checked the temperature: 103 degrees. The funny thing is that I actually feel better now than I did before. I guess the endorphins take the edge off the heat madness that's been making me want to rip mammals large and small asunder.

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chefxh From: chefxh Date: June 30th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
damn, Charlie, you keep transporting me back to the desert! *smile*
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 30th, 2007 06:02 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's so fucking hot right now. I remember your tales of A/C-lessness with that meth-addled housemate and shudder. How did you survive?
chefxh From: chefxh Date: June 30th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
gottenyu, that was another life... and at least the lack of A/C was only a week or so. I was pissed they had taken the dual evaporative system out of that house.

It was all because of Luigi the cat that I made it out sane I tell ya.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 30th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
"Only a week or so": You're a stronger man than I.
chefxh From: chefxh Date: June 30th, 2007 06:30 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

and not to rub it in but

it's 60 here now and will be 75 tomorrow! Maybe the nineties for the 4th.

And yeah, I do miss it.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 30th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: and not to rub it in but

I would miss the Monsoon. But the last week of June and first week of July are only missable for me because they turn out, in retrospect, to have made the Monsoon that much sweeter.
schencka From: schencka Date: June 30th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Now I know why you keep getting those RNC e-mails. You're a Bushie with your clearing brush habit.

PS -- no such thing as a "dry heat."
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: June 30th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I hate yardwork--especially in the summer. At my parents' house, it was mine and my sister's job to "resize" branches, twigs, etc, into smaller pieces to fit them into as few bags as possible. This usually took a few hours (my parents have a LOT of plantlife at their house), and no fewer than six or seven giant trash bags. Ugh. When you talk about yardwork, you bring back nasty memories for me :-).
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