Hot Weather in Europe - watch your instruments!
Last year at this time the Pacific Northwest where I live was reeling from the effects of a heat dome with temperatures 40 C and above in Seattle and nearby. Today its a very comfortable 18 C. Now its Europe’s turn apparently.
Its important to keep your flutes and other instruments protected if the humidity is dry. Currently the humidity is in the mid 20s to 30s in the evening. It will go lower in the heat of the day. Use an instrument humidifier and in a pinch, simply keep a wet sponge in the vicinity of your instrument and it should be okay. Protect it from rapid changes, and keep it above 35% relative humidity.
Only 3 and a half months from now and it will be November, which is usually the wettest month here. We usually heat our radiant floors with an oil fired boiler. With heating oil at $6.79 currently, I plan to heat more with wood. I just got a cord of kiln dried fir to add to the cord of miscellaneous wood sitting around. I am having fun stacking it. Also, blackwood scraps from the workshop will heat the house nicely. And if all else fails…. see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFQhO3LWtQk
Winter is coming.