Monday, June 22, 2009

Hot, so Hot

We're suffering through a heat wave here. After a nice, mild May the weather we've been dreading for months set up camp. Our highs are in the 100s every day. Usually that's a more July-August phenomenon. At 10pm its still in the 90s. By 9 am, its back up the 90s again.

The garden suffers. No tomatoes will set unless temps cool off under 75 at night. Everything is droopy with wilt, even if I water in the morning. Better enjoy these 'maters while we can! I picked some of the arugula we grew in the shade today, dripping sweat on the leaves. Its so peppery from the heat it's almost bitter.

The children and the dog suffer. Well, at least Anna and Colin can go swimming. Its too hot for me to jog with Francesca, so she has cabin fever too.

I bought an English chocolate bar (Cadbury Fruit and Nut) and was careful not to leave it in the car. However, just entering the hot car with it, AC immediately blasting, on the drive home was enough to destroy its integrity.

National Weather Service says we might get rain over July 4th. I'll take it, even if it rains out the fireworks, as long as it cools things off...

8 comments:

get2eric said...

It is really nasty here too, except for the evening breeze which has appeared all of the last several nights and tonight too. Patchie walks around the block with her tongue out.
Come on Alaska.

ColeBugsmommy said...

Cole is in horse back riding camp this week and we are dying of the heat already. We went straight from camp to the pool!

peevish said...

I don't envy you guys right now. You should come back to visit us. Lows in the 60's and highs in the 80's and 90's. Take a little mini-break from the heat!

Anonymous said...

Jenn. in Summer (if needed) we water at night when it's cooler..even if your temperature is just slightly lower that will help and no bright Sky for the Tommies to see anyway... Good Luck! :)

Aunty Norma.x

Lula said...

It's been blazing hot in S.C., too. I had a truly moronic idea to hold a yard sale last Saturday, and nearly melted my dumb self.

I love Cadbury Fruit and Nut, and I don't care if I have to lick it's integrity off the wrapper. ;P

Sinda said...

It was nice enough to sit outside on the swing this morning with Hazel, the dog and the coffee...but I know my drive home will be warm. Remember two years ago when it rained all through July? We had our annual 4th Parade around our block in the drizzle - it was so strange! But I'll cross my fingers for rain, I always welcome it!

Krispy said...

A friend recently emailed me to say that she'd talk to me again when school starts -- they were off to Michigan for the summer.

sigh.

EdamameMommy said...

sticky sweet from my head (heh-head) to my feet yeah. Thanks for sticking that in my head!

We are four days into our wintery weather up here. The boardwalks are covered in windswept sand, and the beach has an angry layer of foam and seaweed. Hoping we can pull the bike back out of storage today and ride to town, ears stinging in the cold damp air.