Missing summer already

In spite of four weeks off from work, and 22 days away from home, I’m missing summer already. Maybe I’m missing summer here at home. The rain came back in July, a week before I started my vacation, and is still here – now with renewed strength. The forecast suggests autumnal downpours and temperatures, i.e. cool and wet. I’m just not ready for that.

I’m also struggling with getting back into the routine of home. It’s been almost a week, and I still feel jetlagged and restless and “unarrived”. Could be the weather. Could be the shock of no more bright mornings: Dawn is as late as 05:49 now, but hidden behind heavy clouds, making my room dark to wake up in.

Yes, autumn is taking me completely by surprise. Could I have some summer back, please? To help me adjust?

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

9 replies on “Missing summer already”

It\’s been infernal here – but I missed the *2* weeks of rain/storms/unseasonably cool weather the end of July – I was in Colorado, where it was MUCH cooler – felt great!However, thanks to TS Erin, we\’re having rain – JUST IN TIME FOR MY BIG HOUSE MOVING. sheesh. Some people have all the luck – and it wouldn\’t be me, as far as the rain goes. 😉


OTOH, you a) don\’t have to worry about heat stroke from lugging stuff in high temps or b) worry about slipping on ice. At any rate, good luck with the move! Much blessings for relocation and new home!


Thanks so much, Keera – I was just having the mental image of my sofa… soaked. ;)Yep, no ice here, and today, at least, no rain. If you look at a radar map of TX you\’d see that San Antonio (my new home) is being pummeled with rain, as is Houston- but Austin is dry. The skies are completely overcast and dark – lots of wind – and the air has a bit of the tang of the gulf. I decided to HELL with my electric bill (after all, it will be off after I move), so I have the windows wide open for the fresh air… and the a/c running. I know – global warming. But the air ducts in this apartment are full of awful things that I\’m allergic to… so I need the fresh the new place – I can\’t wait! Only 2 more nights here! (sorry for writing the novel here in the comments…)


As you know, I literally feel your disappointment, Keera. We\’re using our new gills and becoming acquainted with the local sea wildlife. And the chill . . . yesterday it was a constant downpour with no more than 9º and 10º outside, so I decided we\’d burn a little in the old wood stove. I sat there at the dining room table with my coffee and staring at the fire crackling while going through the calendar. I then reminded myself of what month it was, looked again at the fire and thought, \”what\’s wrong with this picture?\”


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