Regular blog readers may notice a certain slowing of the pace. Let me assure you that it isn’t a loss of interest! In fact, the blog’s fifth anniversary is only three months away, and there will be a celebration. Yet, for the time being, high temperatures are resulting in a necessary focus on just getting through the day.
It could be worse – news reports indicate the northeast US, Italy, Germany, and Russia have all been hit with even more serious heat waves.
It seems, even some of my personal favourite Faber-Castell Grip 2001 pencils have been affected:
In some cases, the “dots” have expanded and merged:
In the worst case, the “dots” broke open, leaving marks on both the paper and my hand!
While I’ve mentioned this pencil’s great design many times over the years, this is my first practical problem.
It seems that even pencils can’t take this heat!