If I had balls I am pretty sure they would be sticking to my leg right now. That is how hot it is. I usually embrace the late summer heat wave that graces our funky little beach town of Leucadia, but given my current living circumstances, I am cursing the weather. My family and I are about to embark on an adventure. We are moving to Hawaii. A town on the windward side of Oahu called Lanikai. It has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Before you go and get jealous, moving across an ocean is a real shit show. We are currently living in a vacation rental. We rented our home out on the 1st of the month and we cannot leave until the 20th so we are homeless. Our furniture was picked up and shipped off two weeks prior so we have will have been living out of suitcases for nearly two months. I found us a furnished vacation rental right next to the beach that allows dogs. The saying you get what you pay for could not be more true. In the interest of saving money I found a little apartment that was only $75.00 per night two blocks from the beach. The photos showed a bright airy little beach cottage and the guy who was renting it seems nice. When we arrived we found an old apartment complex that is a burn out surfer-dude hang out. I think our next door neighbors are slangin weed to the entire complex and openly do not mind firing up the bong. I could care less. I just want it to cool down.
This apartment is situated right behind an old dive bar we used to frequent, Duke’s. Which is painful for hubby and I. One year earlier we would be sitting down there drinking cocktails and playing music on the ‘Duke’ box. Now we watch old episodes of Lost, fall asleep on the couch at 9:30 and comfort our poor little sweaty baby. As far as babies go, we struck gold! Brady is such a love bug. He smiles, he studies everything, he sleeps well, he eats well, and he finally is able to pass his morning poops with ease. As I type baby drifts off to sleep smiling while laying in his bed. He actually likes to be laid down in his bed at the end of the day and will happily drift off to sleep! Who does that? I don’t want to get too braggy because one thing I have learned since becoming a parent. The second I start thinking I have the everything thing dialed in, it changes again.
Back to the issue at hand. The heat.
This apartment has absolutely no breeze, no fans, and turns out this is someones actual apartment not a vacation rental! The couple raced through the house showed us a few things, appologized for the heat and headed off to Bangkok.
‘If the apartment manager asks, tell her you are house sitting. If she asks about your dog tell her you are house sitting and didnt know’. He calls over his shoulder as he steps into his car.
I feel like we are going to get awaken in the middle of the night like in the movie Summer Rental with John Candy.
Tomorrow is another hot day on the forecast. Thank goodness for cold drinks, a car with AC and a few fans we were able to purchase. I hope I loose weight during this heat.