Really Awful Hot Air

The Cottage - current residence for three adults, two kids, five pooches, three budgies, and numerous millipedes.

The Cottage – current residence for three adults, two kids, five pooches, three budgies, and numerous millipedes.


 ‘We need some airconditioners!’

My daughter blurted out;

The heated tones she used

Left me in very little doubt

The matter, it was urgent,

So forthwith I promptly went

To airily explore how best

Such outlay could be spent.


I soon returned triumphantly

With items I’d acquired;

I thought that the results

Would leave her breezily inspired:

‘Here’s some for oily, some for dry,

And some for normal hair,

Thus cooling down the cause you are

The heir to such despair!’


(It’s just as well this scene outlined

Did not in fact take place,

Or, frozen by a glare,

I might depart the human race;

In fact, the heat and humiture

That rages on outside,

Our two machines, today installed,

Are serving well to hide!)

© Colonialist January 2015 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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25 Responses to Really Awful Hot Air

  1. Tokeloshe says:

    You definitely need an air conditioner or two and some fans in that heat.


  2. gipsika says:

    Classic! ” ‘air conditioner”. 😀 I’m very glad you have air conditioning in your house now. That’s one upgrade the old home did not have.

    Pls if you have a chance, check your inbox 🙂


  3. beeblu says:

    Ha – Christmas Day was a scorcher in KZN. Surprised you managed so long without.


  4. Ruth2Day says:

    I do not envy you sweating away, hoping a good blow of cold air will help


  5. misswhiplash says:

    Oh Lordy Lordy….send me some heat…please. I am so cold!


  6. Oh Too funny as always!!


  7. melouisef says:

    That is nice! The problem here is that you have to close off a room for airconditioners, so earlier this summer my husband put in a ceiling fan in the TV room and it is really very effective. Dis you install them your self?


  8. A delightful read to end my day with. I have missed your presence here.


  9. So glad you managed to oblige your daughter, and cool her down again. Are you having a very hot summer?


  10. Colline says:

    So funny! I don’t think your daughter would think so, though, especially if theheat has her frazzled.


  11. In similar circumstances I would go and sit in Barclays Bank for the coolth. Jock had A/C in his surgery but had to turn it off when he noticed his nurse and the patients were shivering. We had a fan at home, and I used to take it under the mosquito net at night.

    Are any of your books suitable for (ie would be enjoyed by) a 13-yr-old boy?

    I’m sure your daughter doesn’t drop her aitches.


    • colonialist says:

      I have been tempted to go supermarket shopping just to step out of the sauna for a while!
      The cottage is equipped with ceiling fans, but all those do is move the mugginess around a bit.

      Baa and Forest Circle Quest are contenders. Strangely enough, although Regina seems to hit the spot particularly well with girls of that age, boys of similar vintage have also been on the fan list unless they are too heavily into graphic gore.

      No, she is a meticulous aitcher!


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