I went to the neighbouring village today to look for a fan; we have but two in the Atlantic Bridge office and keep sharing them between rooms. Unfortunately, there were no fans to be found; in fact, according to the salespeople, there are no fans for sale in the whole country. The Dutch meteorological institute announced yesterday that we are experiencing the highest temperatures in recorded history (since 1706). Yesterday, my laptop shut down twice to save itself from dissolving into a pool of molten aluminium.
I thought a summer in the Netherlands would bring a welcome relief from the heat of Philadelphia; it wouldn’t be so bad if my arms didn’t stick to the desk.