Another sign that it is summer, I can hear through the open door the singing from the playing fields. It seems to be when the weather gets warmer that the, I think croation, population of my suburb decides a concert is a good thing and the music floats on the air to my door. I guess by the time I'm ready to sleep it should be better and I will be able to close the door. I'll probably have some windows open, but unlike some of my friends I'm not at all comfortable in leaving the doors unlocked while I'm in the house alone. And definitely not when I'm asleep. Trust of fellow human beings is something I extend only to a few who have earned it over years of 'not acting badly' and I definitely don't extend it to the world at large. Some people can cope with more openness, that is not me.
Yet another sign that it is summer. Well, hot hot days. So, given that I am yet again the Pool Checker for my strata I went down this morning to try out the new keys to the pool room that I have been supplied with (it used to be just a single key but after people broke into the room with the chlorine and acid it was considered prudent to have padlocks and similar) and check out the situation. It's pretty clean in there, as much as an industrial pool type room can be, though I did disturb some sort of lizard when getting the pool testing kit out to look at. The kit is now probably 10+ years old and looks it. I'm not even sure that the tablets are still good. I'm actually hoping not since I didn't like the readings I got when I did a test check to evaluate my ability to do the tests again. Admittedly the log suggests that the automatic testing and chemical applying equipment had not been working properly and had been switched off, which would account for the lack of chlorine and the basic pH of the water. No free chlorine anyway. Or very little. I've sent an email and hope to find out what is going on soon. I did note that the pool filter covers over the baskets were missing, spotted at the bottom of the pond, and that the baskets were full of debris, leaves, and bark mostly. Hello paperbarks shedding everywhere. I do not love you. So cleaned those out. Added more water since it seemed a bit low, (using the timer) I did later wonder if that was working too but on checking when I got home later it seemed to be. And it looks like the pool people had been, since while the pool was still closed the covers were now retrieved and back in place and the water level higher than I thought for what I'd put in, but not overflowing, and the bottom of the pool looked fairly clear (admittedly in the dark). Hope the pool does get sorted soon. Though I did get a swim at my parents pool later in the day.
Most of the day was spent at the Armadale Highland Gathering where I was on the local Gaelic Society's table, gauging interest in people learning the language. We got quite a few in an area local to me so I might end up giving a beginner's class. At least fortnightly.
I did get a look around at lunchtime, saw some friends, who were there doing a punch and judy show, or at least punch and professor show, and popped to the shops to use the non-overheated ablutions.
It was hot. There were flies. Oh so many flies. Flies everywhere. They actually seemed attracted to my aerogard smothered face. At least we were in the shade and there was by mid-afternoon what claimed to be a sea breeze.
On the way home I visited my parents to drop off some food containers of theirs I had borrowed, to retrieve one of mine that they had, and as it turned out to have a go in their pool, to get a 'new' swimming costume (would you believe 3 of those tag holders still in there) that Mum had got and found to be the wrong size and to stay for dinner, chat, and relaxation.
I also have some lemons.
Considering doing the dishes now, though it has now crept past midnight, due to the noise from outside. It briefly stopped, but still seems to be going so I might as well get something done. Then tomorrow housework, Con meeting, and maybe more swimming after meeting. Maybe.
Also, today was a really bad day for Transperth to shut down the Armadale line. (I wasn't affected but it probably kept lots away that might otherwise have come, and complicated transport for some that had got there but couldn't get away).Originally posted at http://ariaflame.dreamwidth.org/83529.html where you may comment if you wish. There are currently comments on the original post.
It's definitely summer. I'm sitting here on my couch doing the 750 words late at night. Though before midnight which I am counting that as a win. And I have my front door open with just the screen security door shut and locked and the balcony door open and enjoying the slight breeze that comes through. I'd look to see what the actual temperature is inside, but alas the thermometer does not appear to be in any of the boxes that got unpacked. Since I don't have very many boxes left that aren't unpacked it leaves me wondering whether I merely put it somewhere else during the Great Floor Change, or whether it's in a box I have forgotten about somewhere.