98.6 degrees F!!!

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Jul 29, 2012 11:17
The temperature was 98.6 degrees F (37 degrees C) in our area yesterday. We've been told to save the electricity since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, but now is not the time! Weather forecasters say we should turn on the air-conditioners and hydrate us adequately.

After lunch, I went to a nearby McDonald's to read newspaper in the cool space. It's usually not so crowded on Saturday afternoon. Because their main customers are office workers or students, and you know, most of the offices and schools are closed on weekends.

There were already more people than usual. Probably they also ran away from thir humid homes to save electricity as I did. I managed to find a good seat for spreading the newspaper and pens and a dictionary. It was a newspaper in English and I bought it in June. It took such a long time for me to finish it. Seemingly I have also saved the cost for English newspapers unconsciously.

Oh, I have a good news today. A weather forecaster says the temperature goes up to 96.8 degrees F(36 degrees C). Sounds like a cooler day than yesterday. Yay! *sigh*
このあたりの昨日の気温は華氏98.6度(摂氏37度)だった。2011年の東北の地震以来、政府からは節電を要請されているが、そんなこと言ってる場合じゃない!天気予報士たちもエアコンをつけて、十分な水分補給をするようにと言っている。

昼食後、涼しい場所で新聞を読もうと、近くのマクドナルドに行った。土曜の午後はいつもそんなに混んでいないのだ。そこの主要な客層はサラリーマンや学生で、週末はほとんどの会社や学校は休みだから。

しかし既にいつもより大勢の人がいた。おそらく私みたいに節電して、蒸し暑い家から逃げてきたのだろう。なんとか新聞やペンや辞書を広げられる席を確保した。それは私が6月に買った新聞だ。読み終えるのにそんなに長い時間をかけているのだ。どうやら私は無意識のうちに新聞代まで節約しているようだ。

あ、いいニュースがある。天気予報によると、今日は華氏96.8度だそうだ。昨日より涼しいみたいだ。わ~い! はぁ...