Saturday, July 28, 2012
The title says it all. Yufuin will reach 94 degrees today. That’s 90 degrees plus high humidity.
have a high of 74 degrees. I think Yufuin had a low of 74 degrees last night.
The rumors are true about the summer weather in Tsukahara. The temperature
drops as soon as the sun sets. A light breeze usually takes the edge off the
heat. We had a low of 68 last night…very comfortable for sleeping . During the
day, the temperature reached 90 degrees. I’ve learned that a log house provides
insulation against the heat. The third floor is unbearably hot, while the first
floor is 5 degrees cooler than outside. So far, a fan is all that has been
required to maintain comfort.
Lucky found the coolest spot in the house.
We have to be careful about electricity usage.
suffering from a shortage of electrical power since the Japan
disaster. During the summer when usage is at an all time high, the Japanese
government is asking everyone to conserve. The power company has increased the
cost of using electricity. Some areas are experiencing rolling blackouts to
help control usage. The power company mailed us a warning alerting us as to
when a blackout will occur. I’m surprised at the consideration they give their
customers. In America, the lights go out without warning, and you have to live
with it. Stay cool and we’ll try to do the same. George Fukushima