On Saturday evening the weather became clammy, oppressive and the clouds became dark, then a rumbling noise became audible.
Not long after that it was followed by lightning and another roll of thunder, the storm went on for most of the evening and night.
It seemed to rain all night and I was most surprised to find quite a pleasant day on Sunday.
It was changeable weather but there had been blue skies and sunshine with large clouds.
Since the weekend it has been cool, overcast and rainy with no sign right now of the summer weather returning, although the long-term forecast predicts warm weather.
As its no longer hot weather the air conditioning unit is turned off for now, it is nice to feel a breeze coming in through the window.
Much nicer to feel natural breeze rather than cool air pumped endlessly around the room, also it is lovely to me to hear the noises from the neighbourhood.
Something I can't do when the air conditioning unit is on, when the weather is suddenly hot I need a cool room which only the air conditioning can provide.
This afternoon I had an appointment with a man called Andre, from an air
conditioning company, to see where install the air conditioning.
It won't be a mobile unit as that is not suitable for us, or the apartment, Andre had a very thorough look around the apartment.
Then he suggested that the heat extractor unit should be placed on the small balcony which we don't use in the front room.
In the front room high on the wall he will place one air conditioning unit, which is not very big, it measures 80 cm x 20 cm.
Then he will install another unit in the bedroom and connect them both together, so that both the front room as well as the bedroom will have air conditioning.
This all sounds very good, because it's the Amsterdam Council, he has to send them an estimate of the costs before he can install the air conditioning.
Hopefully they will not take their usual two months to give their agreement as it would be excellent to have it installed as soon as possible.
Andre said that if approval from the Amsterdam Council was not needed he could install it next week.
If the bureaucrats take their usual two months to give their approval then it won't be installed until October the earliest.
I shall have to do my best to remain positive and optimistic and hope that despite it being the holiday season the Council will nod this application through.