My goodness - it was hot today! The heat broke a twenty-four year old record in Portsmouth. The high was 93, four degrees above the 89 recorded in 1983. Isn't it supposed to be nearly fall?!?
I avoided the weather & stayed indoors for most of the day, unpacking. I did some good work: got most of my bathroom stuff, most of my clothes & all of my books put away. I have somewhere around 250 or 300 books, so this is quite a feat.
I also tacked up my nautical map of Murray Harbour, PEI (my summer 'hood) over the fireplace. It's a pretty big map - around 2.5" x 3" - so this was not an easy feat, either. However, it looks pretty good, if I do say so myself. Check it out above!
Around 6:45pm, I realized that I hadn't been outside at all yet. So I went for a quick walk before the Sox game. I wandered down to the end of my street & across the railroad tracks to the mill pond. I sat on a rock for awhile & enjoyed the evening. The sky had that just-after-sunset pinkish glow & the water in the pond smelled like the ocean. It was lovely & made me glad that I had decided to get out for a little bit.
Then, home for the Sox's win over the Orioles (increasing our lead over the Yanks to 7 games if they lose to the Royals & 6.5 games if they win) & a chat on the phone with my mum. Hope you all had an exciting Friday night! Mine was pretty tame, but necessary. ;)