Saturday, July 7, 2012
If I Wanted to Melt to Death, I'd Move to the Equator!
I am completely in awe at the heatwave that most of the United States in experiencing right now.
My Coloradian BFF Sophia has been sweltering for weeks now. We were in the 80's here while she and her family were enduring 100º to 105º temps without air conditioning. Fortunately for them (fortunate? maybe. nice and dry for fires.) they live in a more desert climate and are spared the ridiculousness of humidity.
Today, it is 95º on my front porch with 75% humidity.
Here, in NE Ohio, we are VERY familiar with something called the heat index. The heat index tells you how the humidity in the air affects the way the temperature feels.
Anyone who has been in a dry 90º in a desert and a humid 90º near water can tell you that the 90º with high humidity will knock the wind right out of you. Literally.
As you can see from the above picture, the heat index places my front yard between "feeling like 124º and 132º" and lemme tell ya... it do.
I am sitting still, in front of a fan and still sweat rolls down my face and neck.
I just keep telling myself... It's detoxifying! And then I open another beer.
I know, I know... Stay hydrated.
But this girl LOVES a nice cold beer when the temps soar.
I dragged a snow sled out of the weeds and filled it with water so none of the little fur babies in or around my yard go without water. I'll probably refill it with fresh, cool water before bed.
If I don't, they try to drink from the pool and drown :(
While standing in the grocery store, I actually heard someone say, "Hot enough for ya?"
It should be legal to smack people for being so cliche'.
The bright, white ring around my dark, tan finger amuses me.
The chicks are hiding under the trucks in the side yard, scratching and rolling in the cool, shaded dust.
The cats are on the hardwood floors, stretched out napping.
The pitbull/Aussie shepherd, Abby, is in the dark, cool corner behind Mister's chair.
Bandit... the husky... the snow dog... Well, he's out laying in a big patch of sun taking a nap.
It's 88º in the pool. That's almost pointless.