There’s been a heat wave in southern France and the Rhone Valley for a while, but luckily it’s not as severe as the heat wave of 2003. Savoie isn’t in vigilance orange like the nearby départements of Rhône, Drôme, Ardèche or Vaucluse but it has been hotter than usual here. I can’t even remember the last time the daytime temperature was below 32 C / 90 F. We should get a break this Friday with showers, but before then it could reach 38 C / 100 F like it has been in Lyon.
I’ve basically been living in the dark lately. We keep the shutters closed constantly, though I did open them this afternoon to set the drying rack on the balcony. I nearly burned my feet on the hot cement, but at least our clothes dried in no time. My poor car is parked on the road, in the sunshine, so there’s no way I’m getting into it. Good thing I don’t actually need to go anywhere.
I cannot for the life of me figure out why my furrier than a chinchilla cat prefers to sleep outside on the balcony in this heat rather than lie on the cool tile floor. How does he stand it?