If I appear to be temporarily missing, it's because my frains are bried ... by briens are fraid ... my brains are fried with this heat. The thermometer is reaching 40 degrees Celsius, which is 110 Fahrenheit, and on Vancouver Island in the town where I grew up, it was 45 degrees Celsius yesterday, or 120 Fahrenheit. That's fairly warm. As I type this, my glasses are fogging up.
Phinnaeus and Marigold are staying with me for a few days, and the heat has curtailed some of our activities, but we have managed to spend a few days at Kitsilano Pool, the best place to be in this weather. The second best place to be is in an air-conditioned movie theatre, and we have seen "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Price" and "G-Force" both of which were a hoot. And air conditioned.
Today the temperature recorded in Vancouver was the hottest ever recorded here, and there is no relief in sight. Health Canada has issued an advisory for people to stay indoors between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. I'll be back when it cools off a bit.