I have been working hard preparing my front garden for the sod that will arrive hopefully early Saturday morning.
June has been a very difficult month to work in the garden. The temperatures are unseasonally high and the level of humidity makes it unbearable. What you see in this picture has been the painstaking work of about 3 weeks. I have progressed this far because my neighbour, gentle soul that he is, has been helping me a very great deal. Otherwise I would not be this far ahead.
I have not been sleeping well because of the extreme heat and humidity. I tried to switch on the central air conditioned, only to have it piff out on me.
I left a message with the air conditioned repairman but I am not too hopeful of having him come any time soon. With the heat wave going on, I'm sure that anyone working in temperature control systems has the telephone ringing off the hook.
I have not been cooking either. Fortunately I still have some homemade TV dinners in the fridge and, when I cannot even think about heating anything up, I go back to the old standbys of Portuguese bread and cheese, Portuguese bread and canned sardines, ice-cream and cereal. Not healthy, I know, but I'm too uncomfortable to care.