Being back in the city for a week, I have been hoping for a break in the heat and some rain. While we were gone, there was a big storm: it was not awfully bad in Vonyarcvashegy, but it did a lot of damage in other areas, including Budapest. For us it came in the middle of our vacation. It only “ruined” one afternoon, which we spent at our rooms, reading, crocheting, watching Monster High, and waiting for the rain that finally came in the late afternoon. It was great
The next morning we woke up to a cloudy sky, and a temperature of 19°C (66°F). The water was still a very comfortable 24°C (75°F) so we went to swim anyway. Our neighbors at the apartments acted all offended at the weather and went home a day early. I didn’t mind not getting more sunburn, after all the previous few days gave me a few shades of tan.
I got back top Budapest on Friday, and I was quite happy about the weather forecast of a cold front, rainy, cool weather till Wednesday, the heat only returning on Thursday. My first day back in our air conditioned (mostly… but let’s not go into AC wars on this blog) office was Thursday. I met a friend on Wednesday, and as we planned to hang out in the city, we were quite happy it wasn’t going to be so hot.
Except it was.
The last few years most of our summer weekends were rainy and cold. Not today. Out of the dark clouds there was not a drop of rain. Yesterday’s and today’s storm advisories passed without storms. I even brought in the laundry from the rack on the hanging hallway. Maybe I should have left it out. Murphy, after all, was a great mind.