Take one part oppressive heat and humidity
one part sleeping with the windows open to the damp, polluted night air
one part stressful day with the kids (and mommy away at a wedding banquet)
mix with not eating much food and you’ve got a recipe for an illness
I did squat today except get sick.
Super Typhoon still due in tomorrow. It’s calmed a bit at 138 MPH sustained winds with 166 MPH gusts, but that still makes it a category 4 storm. Taipei was never likely to be hit by the eye, but now it has shifted a bit further south, almost dead center. That makes the storm just about cover the entire island. Taipei is still due to be hit by the storm at about 9:00 AM tomorrow morning, or about 10.5 hours from now.
I did get out briefly after dark tonight and walk around. The weather is strange – I’d guess this is the definition of the “calm before the storm.” It isn’t exactly still, but there is a stillness to it. Suspect we’re going to be stuck indoors all day tomorrow too.
Alishan railway, which is directly in the typhoon path has closed for 2 days, and may be closed longer. As we were planning to go there in 3 days time, it looks like we may have to change our plans.