It got up to 30 deg in our lounge yesterday, even with the fan on and curtains closed. Upstairs in bed last night, it just seemed to get hotter and hotter, Betty had already gone back downstairs about an hour after we went to bed, and I ended up following her, it was just too stifling upstairs. I dozed, woke up, dozed again on the sofa for a couple of hours, then went back up to bed finally around 3.30 this morning. Couldn't get any decent sleep though, it was still too warm, so I just lay there and read my book. I'm really feeling the effects of little sleep and being too hot already this morning, think I might have to take a couple of showers throughout the day and try to have a snooze later. Betty finds all the coolest places in the house, like under the stairs in her cage - perhaps I should get in there with her! Thank goodness the temperature is forecast to drop quite a lot from Monday, and we should have some rain. I don't think I could stand much more of this heat. Being blonde (well, out of a bottle nowadays!), fair skinned and freckly, and prone to burning in the sun, I'm really not equipped for dealing with heat, it makes me feel quite ill.
Husband had a phone call yesterday from the hospital podiatrist - that was much sooner than anticipated, he'd been told it probably wouldn't be until next week. The podiatrist asked him loads of questions and then said that the symptoms he's experiencing, i.e. the swollen toes and weeping, sound perfectly normal and that it's likely his toes will take another 3 to 5 weeks to heal properly. He told him to keep his toes covered with light dressings.....the GP practice nurse husband has been seeing each week had said to start leaving them uncovered - a difference of opinion! However, I'm sure the podiatrist knows best - he said whilst they're still weeping then infection could get in if they're not covered. He also said to keep an eye on the swelling and redness - if it goes further up the toe, past the knuckle, then it's likely an infection and he should see his GP for antibiotics. So husband just has to be patient a while longer.
If I could hibernate somewhere cool and dark for the next couple of days, I would. I feel like a limp wrung out rag.