Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Phew, What A Scorcher!
It was 110 here yesterday! Yes, I know we live in the desert, and hot is to be expected, but this hot this suddenly? Those weather forecasters are predicting close to the same today, so we are shuttering up the house in preparation this morning.
We finally had to succumb to air conditioning over the weekend when the temperature inside hit 88. I have been putting it off for as long as possible because finally admitting that it is hot enough for AC seems like some kind of defeat for me. Now we look forward to the long summer of hibernation for us desert dwellers.
Every spring I vow to not be beaten by the heat and continue with outside living, and every year by the end of May I have to admit that I am beaten. From then on I barely make it outside later than 7 am, other than to run errands. I have to admit that I will never get used to this kind of heat. I don't know if it has something to do with being British, but every summer I find myself longing to live somewhere more temperate like Oregon, or Washington State. One day right?
My poor veggies are looking so hot and sad. I bought some shade netting yesterday and plan to get that up before the worst of the heat hits today. Silly me for putting a veggie patch on the western side of an east facing garden! Ah well, we live and learn!
Here's hoping all you fellow desert dwellers keep nice and cool today. Definitely a day for staying indoors if at all possible. There is great news though because the mercury will be seriously dropping by Thursday when it is predicted to be 85 again! Yay, can't wait for that. That will be perfect weather for our garage sale this weekend.
Oh and Amy, I am SO jealous that you are leaving just in the nick of time. We may be coming to visit you guys somewhat sooner than expected!
Posted by Mo at 9:26 AM