We're having a heat wave,
a tropical heat wave.
The temperature's rising,
It isn't surprising,
It's hazy, hot, and humid. Temps rose yesterday to 104, a record for the city,...and that was the temperature iin the shade. It's just too much, too soon. Went out early this morning to do my food shopping, and it was already sweltering. I've been putting off my cooking, but it has to be done at some point today. Guess I'm just waiting for everyone to leave so I can cook in my birthday suit. Last night and today we are having brownouts. I totally understand and would rather deal with it being only partially cool than experience a total blackout and have no relief at all.
I really worry about my cat in this weather, though. She's old, 19, and this can't be easy on her. I try to keep her cool, but you know cats, they are just so darned independent and have a mind of their own, so, rather than stay in the AC or the fan, she has to go to one of her special spots where the air doesn't reach. Of course, I learned while watching the eagles manage survival during a snowstorm, that you shouldn't put human feelings on animals. Just because we are uncomfortable, doesn't mean that they are feeling just as bad. Of course, the moderators at the eagle sight haven't met Miss Minga who thinks and feels that she is a human.
Well, I was just checking in to make sure you are all okay and managing with this oppressive heat. Please, everyone take it easy. Not a time to be out there practicing for the marathon...and those who have respiratory illness...please, stay in. It is just so hot. There is a little park around the corner from my house that had it's sprinklers on, and I was so tempted, but alas, adults without children are not allowed in the parks. To do so is to take a chance on receiving a hefty fine. A few years back I used to love going there to sit on the bench and read. Now, there is no place nearby for an oldster to go. Alas, another sign of the times. Maybe one day, things will change.
Stay cool and stay hydrated. Anyone looking forward to fall?