Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Few More Weeks of Heat

It feels like Friday.  I should be Friday.  Maybe I should have taken tomorrow off.  Well, too late for that.  I just have to go and get it over with.  The next 3 day weekend is coming up in two weeks but I haven't used my August vacation day so I could have a 3 day weekend sooner if I want.  This has been a depressing week.  As my sister pointed out, Robin Williams died on the anniversary of the day my little sister became ill and she never recovered.  My foster dog got adopted but I didn't get an new foster dog because the vet wasn't there to tell me about the dogs in need.  I went looking for a mom and pups that needed a foster home but all of the puppies got sick and the few survivors were split up in to different foster homes.  I left with an empty truck and I was sad.  I'll keep watching the dog-in-need updates and see if there is a dog who will fit in my house.

We barely got any rain on my side of town this week.  It keeps going north of here and flooding the streets.  I'm still watering my garden with the hose.  I finally got some yellow squash.  The plants from the spring didn't produce anything but my new plants are producing lots of blossoms and 2 squash so far.  It is still in the 100's and still humid although not as humid as many other states, just humid enough to keep my swamp cooler from cooling under 80 degrees.  Only a few more weeks and the rain will move on, my cooler will work again, the nights will cool off and then I won't be able to use the heat as an excuse anymore, at least, not until next May.


Dave said...

It was wet-n-wild around here Wednesday morning on Long Island. I don't know if you saw any news on it (it did make the PBS Newshour), but about 25 miles east of where I live they had some major flooding from 11-13 inches of rain falling in a 24-hour stretch, setting a record in New York State (even more than Hurricane Irene in 2011). Nearly all of that rain fell in just TWO HOURS! We had some rain in my area, enough to partly flood my apartment building's garage for a few hours (no damage to any cars). Now we can barely get to 75 degrees during the day, great August weather.

Yes, it was sad about Robin Williams. I was always amazed how he took over any talk show interview on TV, from Johnny Carson to David Letterman to Jay Leno to James Lipton (Inside the Actor's Studio, a hilarious 2001 appearance he made on that show).

Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

Its Friday here, come on over!

Daizy said...

Wow, Dave, I didn't hear about your storm. 12" inches of rain is all we get in a year. If we got that in 2 hours I think the whole state would wash away.

Daizy said...

I made it, Lizzie, but thanks for the offer!