Sıcak (adj.; adv.: hot; warm; sultry)… and not in a sexy way

Today’s high is 103° with a “real feel” of 105° (40°C).  Tomorrow’s weather report is the same…  I know everyone is experiencing record highs this summer — perhaps we should have listened more closely to Mr. Gore? — but this week in Ankara is among the worst I’ve experienced.  And I grew up in Texas, so that’s saying something!

It doesn’t help that central air conditioning isn’t something people have in their homes here (anywhere I’ve lived outside of the US really…), nor that half of our ac units aren’t working and we can’t seem to impart the importance of coming to fix them on the folks who are responsible for just such a job, nor that the geography here is such that once it gets hot around lunch time it stays that way until 7 or 8 in the evening before it finally begins to cool off.

Puppy has discovered the impressively cooler marble flooring in the entryway while I’ve been alternating between hanging out our 25th-floor windows trying to catch a breeze and laying under the working air conditioner in the bedroom.  I feel incredibly lazy doing so, but I fear that my only other idea is to abandon puppy and go to the mall.  Which is dangerous for other reasons… (did you know the Gap at Panora is having a huge sale?)

Anyone have good tips for beating the heat, klimasız (:without ac)?



  1. Clinton Carlson

     /  July 27, 2012

    Love the new blog! I’m really looking forward to hearing ’bout your adventures…Cindy and Kenai both say hello…was 101 in Charleston (with 110% humidity) but we do have A/C…miss you and all our Stuttgart friends.. be safe

    • Hey Clint! Thanks for checking it out! I’ll do my best to have some fun and entertaining adventures for you guys (like this is difficult when it’s me). Lots of love and sloppy Olive licks to you, Cindy and Kenai! We miss you guys.

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