Despite the fact that I only returned from Down Under a month ago the never ending heat in the Village is sending me a little deli. I mean yesterday is the perfect example. There was talk of rain. In fact no one spoke of anything else. Adana had rain. The Yayla had rain. I believe even Mezitli had rain but here in the Village? Nada. Nothing. Hiçbir şey değil!
And before any of you point out to me that it is Turkiye and of course it will be hot in summer I say this to you …. I am peri-menopausal and am pretty fecking agitated right now so before you start on me …. you have been warned! I mean its fecking hot so why not add a hot flash to the hot. Why fecking not???
I have decided to make a list about how many ways Mother Nature is screwing with us or screwing with me personally. I do think it is personal. Bitch must be peri-menopausal as well.
Anyway many of these are meme’s running around on the internet but, honestly, tell me I’m wrong folks:
- Power blackouts. That shit will kill you because your air conditioning won’t work, your fan won’t work, nothing will fecking work but on the bright side if you have your air con blasting all night you will no doubt die of the grip (or so says your favourite teyze) so yeah power blackouts = death!
- Hot shower? Or hot shower? Hot water comes out of both faucets now. The effort to towel dry just makes you sweat more and another hot shower is needed AND you have to dress in front of the fan or air conditioning so you stay dry!
- Your thongs melt on the bitumen (no not “that” kind of thong).
- The bitumen melts as well.
- The temperature drops below 33 degrees. Woah! Grab a jacket! Wait! Don’t grab a jacket! You’re not Turkish silly!
- Storm on the horizon? YES! It’s now a Swedish sauna outside. Steam non-optional!
- You are prepared to drive great distances because the air conditioning works in your car.
- You drive your car with your fingers.
- You are afraid of your seatbelt.
- The best parking spot is one with shade and yes you are prepared to go and move your car as the sun revolves around the earth.
On the bright side with no rain – probably ever again – it means that today’s chore of making the salca (I’ve got 100kg of biber waiting for me downstairs) will mean it can be done in one day. Sure I might finish at midnight and sure I will no doubt be covered in bites and stained a bright red but in 2-4 weeks I will have my homemade salca ready for consumption.
The things we do!
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