Summer’s here, and the time is wrong

It is hot. H-O-T. The air is soup, the pavement glares, the bugs in the porchlights are the only living things moving fast.

It is so hot that I am reduced to going to work in those silk slacks I couldn’t resist at the thrift shop. The ones that are a little faded and increasingly crumply, so that it looks like I’m wearing the lining of some other pants.

I could iron them, I guess, but I am terrified of scorching the delicate fabric. Because then I would be reduced to going to work in those raggedy cutoffs that no longer fit. It is JUST THAT DAMN HOT.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tree_and_leaf
    Aug 19, 2009 @ 08:42:55

    You can iron silk, as long as you use the very lowest setting, but as an alternative, hang them in the bathroom near the shower, shut the bathroom doors and windows, and run the shower for a bit. Then leave them in the steamy air for as long as you can. The steam will relax the fibres, and it ought to fall into the shape they were cut.

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  3. Shoebox
    Aug 19, 2009 @ 10:42:58

    *is grateful, also a bit cooler this morning* Thanks! I’ll give that a try tonight and see what happens. 🙂

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