It's so freakishly hot! The temperature yesterday peaked at 35.8 degree Centigrade! That was hot! Even if I wanted to closet myself in an air-conditioned room all day, I can't afford it -literally and figuratively. Utility bills continue to rise and a lot of my friends have expresses shock with their latest electricity bill. It must be great working for a gas, water and electric company. They could just hike up their operating cost and consumers have no say but to embrace the hiked-up price. Anyway, the other reason why it was not possible for me to stay indoors yesterday was because we had to attend a going-away luncheon for my cousin and his wife. They're retired and they are off to migrate to the US. Not that they need to but more on "they want to". God bless them.
The luncheon was held in my other cousin's house. This was the house where I spent many hot summers soaking in the swimming pool. Some years ago, the pool was filled-in for the pool's flooring was cracked due to soil movement. It was better and more practical to fill-in the pool than have it repaired. The pool area is now a green area made more ideal by the patio furniture and wicker swing placed on it. The very shaded area offered a relief from the hot summer sun.