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[Jun. 3rd, 2007|08:37 am]
Silicon Rose
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If I had possessed a shotgun this morning at approximately five AM, the population of birds in the vicinity would have experienced an abrupt decline.

It's hot out here. Well, not as hot as a lot of other places, but many other places that are this hot in the US have air conditioning standard on their houses. We have a wall-mounted air conditioner, which can probably handle cooling about one room (the living room). By the time it's nighttime, it is significantly hotter inside the house than outside. Thus, we open a window in the bedroom to try and improve the air flow. The cons of this option become apparent, as may have been surmised from my first sentence, at about five AM, when the birds awaken.

Also, to get any decent airflow, one must not open only the window, but also the blinds. This leads us to problem #2: The sun rises at a godawful hour right now, and will continue to do so for the near future. I do not sleep well when the room is flooded with light. I tried tying something around my eyes to block out the light, but this also obstructed my ability to sleep.

Finally, somewhere around when the birds woke me up, I realized my comforter was far too hot for the current temperatures and grabbed around on the floor trying to find something lighter. What I came up with is a piece of unfinished fabric that I had originally intended to try and jury-rig some curtains with, which was left in the bedroom when the idea was discarded. I didn't realize this until it was actually pulled up over me like a blanket, at which point I also realized it was making a pretty good blanket.

Imagine this as you will.

Oh, and at five AM when I woke up, cursing the birds, I also thought it was Monday.


[User Picture]From: adept
2007-06-04 01:12 am (UTC)
We sympathize with the early-rising birds - one year a family of them decided to make their nest at the top of our chimney - which happens to be a great sound conductor.
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[User Picture]From: btoblake
2007-06-04 04:27 am (UTC)
Teh suck.

We're learning the same thing about cooling our house.. though luckily the birds don't nest outside the window (I wonder how much this has to do with the neighbor's cat?). Lately, we've been starting the fan earlier in the evening, though we're eyeing our spare ceiling fan with interest.
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