The solar powered street lamps to the east just now flickered off. The greyness of the sky and the sea give no indication to the hotness the day will bring. Today Greece is expecting a wave of "kaufsimos kairos," a period of very hot weather. Athens will be particularly hot probably about 40C degrees. Whew! Here next to the Cretan Sea we will have a much easier time with breezes coming off the sea.
The town is mercifully quiet. I can even hear a rooster crowing which is very nice. The sheep have been pushed out of their lovely little fields by new apartment buildings. Too many banks gave too many loans for building apartment buildings. The flats were originally planned to be sold separately but with the change in the perception of the economy owners found they couldn't sell but needed to rent in order to be able to make their bank payments.
The flats are small, very small by American standards and the prices seem high to me anyway.
Soon cars, trucks, motorbikes and motorcycles will start filling the roads as people head into the city for work. Then the usual problems of noise and traffic smells will fill the air.
Many people were thrilled when the roads around our block were smoothed over and paved. A large fig tree was bulldozed down and an asphalt intersection put over the site.
A lane full of ruts and holes leading to a dead end was one of the positives for renting this house but the days of the dead are gone. Enter the world.