There's an idea, called six degrees of separation, which suggests that everyone of us is only about six steps away in terms of acquaintance from any other person on the earth. Sounds far-fetched, maybe, but I understand that in many instances it works. We've all had the experience of meeting someone who knows someone we know. We've all though or even said, "It's a small world." And, now with the likes of Facebook ...
In this post I am not referring to that theory. Rather, the six degrees has to do with the difference between the temperature inside and outside our house. It's late afternoon and we're still waiting for the HVAC technician. He has called several times. Sounds pretty frazzled. We're mostly cheerful. But, it's 90 degrees inside and 96 degrees in the shade of the screened porch. Only six degrees of separation.
It's not the most pleasant Saturday we've ever had. We have stayed quiet. The less movement the better. All our meals have been cold. The best part has been our mutual reminiscing about childhood and the unairconditioned summers we've known. Good memories, funny stories.
A very warm, but satisfying day. We can survive another one if we have to.