The mid May day had started out just fine. The temperature light and a soft cooler feel to the early morning. As Eric looked up though, he had a feeling it wasn't going to stay this cool today. The sky was clear, not a cloud in sight and he took a slow breath, letting it out into the world around him. No today was going to be warm. He might as well get his things done as early as possible, because the little house would almost become unbearable in the heat of the afternoon sun. He had yet to buy an air conditioner for it, and it looked like he would need one sooner then he had figured he would. Like today perhaps? With a soft sigh he turned moving inside and opening several windows to bring the cooler air inside while he could. With a pot of coffee made, he poured a cup and went to his office, where he sat at his desk and worked on the projected he had taken on.
Becoming lost in what he was doing he almost hadn't noticed just how stuffy the house had become, or what time it was. The one thing that gave it away, the one thing that made him actually stop and pay attention to just how warm it was now, was the bead of sweat that ran down his forehead. Lifting a hand he brushed at it; it made him pause, made his dark gaze lift and flick over to look at the clock. It was nearing two o'clock in the afternoon. His breath then caught, snagging on the heavy, heated feeling of the air inside his office. Leaning back, Eric took another breath and coughed. He hadn't brought water in with him either. Nothing sat there but the now cold sip of coffee. He frowned at it, raising up from his desk and made his way back into the kitchen for a bottle of water; which he gulped down to refresh his parched throat. The day was going by quickly and he was starting to feel sticky being here inside the house with it getting warm like this. Now would be a good time to take a break.
With that thought in mind he returned to the office, saved and shut down his computer, next strolling to his bedroom, changing his clothing to something cooler; like a pair of long shorts and a tank top. He took long enough to grab a bag, throw a change of clothing into it, just in case; paused by the bathroom and pulled out a clean towel as well, stuffing it into the bag. He had his mind set on going somewhere to take a swim, to help cool off today. Not quite sure of his destination just yet he slipped his feet into shoes, grabbed car keys and made his way out.
With the windows down, a warm breeze flowing through, and the radio playing, Eric drove toward one of the parks. He figured it would be the best place to take a swim and then lay out in the sun to dry off. He wasn't sure how full the park might be since the day was bright and sunny, but he would find a place not so crowded he was sure of that. Slowly driving through he was surprised when there weren't really that many cars in the parking lot. He pulled up, turned off his car and started for the river that ran through it.