Heat wave

Not an original title but an accurate one nonetheless.

Yesterday, it was 80* at 10:00 in the morning; at 5:00 it was still over 90*. Way too hot for me. I was wilting all afternoon. I drank so much ice water I got my exercise making potty stops!

The pool was utilized and pictures were even taken. However, Peggy brought the camera down to her room last night to take knitting pictures (you have to go to her site and see the masterpieces she creates!!) so the swimming pics are still on her camera.

It didn’t cool down for bedtime. There had been a slight breeze in the evening but that died down making the air so still and stifling. Even after taking a cold shower, I was still steaming as I crawled into bed. I had taken the flannel sheets off knowing they would be far too much for the night. The cool cotton sheets were nice for about five seconds. I got out of bed, wandered downstairs where it was cooler and seriously considered sleeping down there but decided not to. On the way back to my room, I stopped off in the kitchen and filled an ice bag with ice and water. In bed, as I sat reading, I had the bag smack on top of my head in an attempt to cool me down. It helped a little bit.

All the windows in the house were wide open. About 10:00 the breeze finally returned. Of course, that made for doors wiggling in the wind and making racket. As it cooled down, I had to hunt up the blankets that had been unceremoniously strewn off the foot of the bed. Not a lot of sleep last night.

It’s cool and foggy right now. Another hot day is forecast….

4 Responses to “Heat wave”

  1. 1 Elaine

    Sounds like Georgia moved to the northwest … HOPE things cool back to normal soon!


  2. 2 estelina

    I more than sympathize - I didn’t get to sleep until nearly 1 a.m. - when it finally cooled off to 86 in my bedroom - with TWO fans on me!! Ugh.

  3. 3 Dorothy van Winkle

    a few years ago we finally broke down and bought a window air conditioner for the bedroom. it fit perfectly in the window and makes the difference between sleeping and sweating. i take it out of the window and store it for the winter. you might consider one. the unit costs less than $100 and is worth every penny, every year. dot

  4. 4 Aibreán

    That hot heat came early to Amon Indy too, Wiz! I never turn my air on so early in the summer, but I wasn’t sleeping either. At least last night it cooled back down to sleep with the windows open - very strange weather all ’round the Shire it seems!

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