Yes, I know the solstice isn't until Monday, but clouds and rain will obscure much of the sun that day, so let's talk about the sun while it can be seen.
It has been clear and sunny for several days. And nights too, for that matter. We don't have much in the way of "dark", this time of year.
It was hot yesterday; too hot for some. It hit 83 in Anchorage, but only 75 at home. That was plenty warm, as there was practically no breeze. But we did what all good Alaskans do when the temp gets above 70: we turned on every fan we own, and then hung out on the deck.
And ice; we consumed a LOT of icy drinks. The crushed-ice-maker on the fridge got a real workout, yesterday.
But it's all good, and we have lots of shade. The header on this page is our front yard, looking north from the living room.
It'll be cooler today, as the front which will bring us rain on Sunday/Monday begins pushing slowly into the area. I'm okay with cooler. :)
But it's all good, and the weekend is nearly upon us. Most of the chores are already done; the shopping will be finished tonight, leaving tomorrow free for other things. Nearly all the boxes and totes in the garage have been unpacked, and - un milagro! - we could park two cars in our two-car garage. It's nice to see all that floor space open again.
Now Older Daughter and I will have the time and space to begin arranging the tools and workbenches into some semblance of order. We're rather looking forward to that.