Sunday, 15 July 2012
Trying to catch up
The weather here is hot...very hot. The temperatures are up in the 40s now and set to rise to around 50 in the coming days, due to a heatwave making it's way here from Africa.
I hate the heat. I feel trapped...confined to the house. The mosquitoes this year are evil. I always avoid going outside after dusk, but it makes no difference this year..these nasty creatures are biting during the day as well.
One attempt to get into Milas at the beginning of the week failed. I walked down the hill to the village to catch the bus. My clothes were soaked with sweat and I felt sick and dizzy, so I returned to the house. Eventually I managed to get much needed shopping when Mr A drove me to Milas late Thursday evening.
Mr A is having a bad season workwise. He has been to-ing and fro-ing. Kusadasi...Bodrum...Kusadasi...back to Bodrum. I've actually lost track of his movements. He hasn't worked at all this past week. He's trying to find work. He's put out feelers, searched, talked to people, and has reached the point where all he can do is wait for phone calls. He's passing the time in the village teahouse during the day, and working in the garden till late evening. We both get stressed and bad-tempered at times like this, so he is wisely keeping out of my way.
I don't feel very inspired as far as blogging is concerned. This post is a good example of my mood. I'm moaning about everything and I really don't want to continue like this, because I'm sure it will drive you all away!
The weeks of Beki's illness, and my daughter being here, prevented me from finding the time to follow my favourite blogs, and I'm trying to catch up with them now. So forgive me if you haven't seen comments from me for some time.
Meanwhile, as I gradually melt, I will do my best to find something cheerful to write about next time!