Apart from the weather, all is going well.  I’m loving my new job, and I like my coworkers (at least, most of the time).  I’ve even worked out how to catch public transport to and from my new job, with minimal effort involved.  Yay!  I’m really hoping I get to stay at the new organisation.  Fingers crossed!

Mental health is going fantastically, needless to say.  I can’t believe the difference changing my job has made.  I’m calmer, happier, more easy going, and I’m sleeping better.  I even have energy to do stuff like house cleaning and dishes.  It’s just about a miracle.  I’ve been thinking that if I do get to stay with the current job, I might try very slowly easing off the antidepressants.  I’m currently on 40mg/day of fluoxetine (aka prozac) and I’m feeling really really good.  However we shall wait and see – a lot depends on where I’m working in six months’ time.

While everything work wise is going great, the weather has been not so good.  I said to my boss during the week, that it’s like we’ve all died and gone to hell.  38 degrees celsius (what’s that, 100F?), plus about 80% humidity is horribly uncomfortable.  And the nights aren’t helping either – more humid, if anything, and only dropping to about 25 or 26 degrees celsius (about 77F).  Shit, if I wanted to live in this weather, I’d be in Singapore – better food, public transport, and shopping.  The worst part of it is that it’s not just a few days we’re talking about here – try the last ten days; and the seven day forecast is for exactly the same.  Yucky. 

Our airconditioning is evaporative and it’s really struggling to cope with the heat and humidity.  We’ve had it all 24/7 for the last few days, and I’m still sitting here in my underwear, sweating, directly under a vent.  That said, it would be a lot more uncomfortable if we didn’t have it at all.  It’s times like these that I thank god we had air con installed in our rentals – our tenants would be cooking in this heat if there wasn’t air conditioning available.

Generally though, weather aside, all is well.  I’ve had a productive day already – all the food shopping done, loads of laundry done and hung out on the line (where it drys in about thirty seconds flat), kitchen clean, bathroom clean….. all that’s left for me to do now is have a nap 😀