This week in Ottawa we are experiencing a heat wave. It's not at all unusual
around this time of year, but the numbers are quite high. Apparently, we
haven't had this kind of heat since the fifties. It is strange to have
higher-than-body-temperature weather here.
It occurs to me just how much of a temperature swing there is around
here. We've had as low as -45°C, and this +40°C seems to be a high. That's a
The new house has air conditioning, but by then, the heat wave will be
long gone. Good thing it has heating, too.
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New House and Scuba Diving
While I didn't post it here, since it has until quite recently felt unreal,
I took the leap and purchased my first house late last month. Now that all
of the paperwork is pretty much complete, it really feels much more like I
own it than before.
My new house is a decent single unit, built in 1983, in the Tanglewood
part of Ottawa. It needs some work to get it up to snuff, but nothing too
drastic. I look forward to the various tasks that are on the to-do list. At
the moment it still feels a little overwhelming, but I'm sure that as I
start buying the tools I need, things will click into place.
It should also be fun to live with my closest friend in the whole world.
Aside from that bit of news, summer is finally feeling like summer. This
weekend was the perfect weekend, and it proved to be the perfect weekend for
scuba diving as well. I've never actually dived in Canada yet, so the
experience with a 7mm wetsuit in fresh water was both new and enlightening.
We drove down as a group to the Prescott area, and dove four times in the
St. Lawrence Seaway. It was neat using the old canals and locks. The
highlight was the shipwreck of the Conestoga, a 250-foot-plus iron-clad
freighter. Also, drift-diving was a new experience, at times quite thrilling
in the treacherous current.
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