August 31 – Just got transferred with work from Leeds UK to our new home in Karratha, Western Australia. Now this is a town that knows how to live! Beautiful, sunny days and warm, balmy evenings. I watched the sunset from a deckchair by the pool yesterday. It was beautiful. I’ve finally found my new home. I love it here.
September 13 – Really heating up now. It got to 31 today. No problem though. Living in air-conditioned home, driving air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun every day like this. I’m turning into a sun-worshipper.
September 30th – Had the back yard landscaped with tropical plants today. Lots of palms and rocks. No more mowing lawns for me. Another scorcher today but I love it here.
October 10th – The temperature hasn’t been below 35 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least today it’s windy though. Keeps the flies off a bit. Acclimatizing is taking longer than I expected.
October 15th – Fell asleep by the pool yesterday. Got third degree burns over 60% of my body. Missed three days of work. What a dumb thing to do! Got to respect the ol’ sun in a climate like this.
October 20th – Didn’t notice Kitty (our cat) sneaking into the car before I left for work this morning. By the time I got back to the car after work, Kitty had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stuck to the upholstery. The car now smells like Whiskettes and cat shit. I’ve earned my lesson though: no more pets in this heat.
October 25 – This wind is a bastard. It feels like a giant friggin blow dryer. And it’s hot as hell! The home air conditioner is on the blink and the repair man charged $200 just to drive over and tell me he needs to order parts from friggin Perth .
October 30th – The temperature’s up around 40 and the parts still haven’t arrived for the friggin aircon. Been sleeping outside by the pool for three nights now. Bloody $600,000 house and we can’t even go inside. Why the hell did I ever come here?
November 4 – Finally got the ol’ aircon fixed. It cost $1,500 and gets the temperature down to around 25 degrees but the humidity makes it feel about 30. Stupid repairman.
November 8 – If one more smart arse says ‘Hot enough for you today?’ I’m going to friggin throttle him. Friggin heat! By the time I get to work, the car’s radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking friggin wet and I smell like baked cat!
November 9 Tried to run some errands after work, wore shorts and sat on the black leather upholstery in the ol’ car. I thought my friggin arse was on fire. I lost two layers of flesh, all the hair on the backs of my legs and my friggin arse. Now the car smells like burnt hair, fried arse and baked cat!
November 10 – Weather report! It might as well be a friggin recording. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny, hot and friggin sunny! It’s been too hot to do anything for two friggin months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week.
November 15 – Doesn’t it ever rain in this damn friggin place? Water restrictions will be next, so my $5,000 worth of palms might just dry up and blow into the friggin pool. The only things that thrive in this hell-hole are the friggin flies. You don’t dare open your mouth for fear of swallowing half a dozen of the f**kers!
November 20th – Welcome to HELL! It got to 45 friggin degrees today. Now the air conditioner’s gone in my car. The repair man came to fix it and said ‘Hot enough for you today?” I had to spend the $2,500 mortgage payment to bail me out of jail for assaulting the stupid f**ker. Friggin Karratha! What kind of sick, demented friggin idiot would want to live here!
December 1 – WHAT!!!!
The first day of Summer!!!!
You are friggin kidding!
Credit: Thanks Pamela