I am not going to

ask if it can get any hotter.  I listened to the weather tonight and it is indeed supposed to get hotter in the coming days.  I will pray for rain instead.

Today I felt like I was literally melting into a puddle.  It is cooler now that the sun has gone down and I wish this coolness would continue on into the rest of the week.  At the end of last week it was perfect here, the days were just warm enough with low humidity; my perfect kind of summer day and the nights had a cool breeze to them which was just wonderful for sleeping.

My friend said it rained today at her home which is south of Hooterville but north of my home and she said she hoped that it would come our way as it had cooled off there nicely.  We can only hope.

After suffering through 19 straight days of rain so far this summer you probably think that I am nuts for wishing for more rain right now, but that isn’t it at all.  I just want the rain so the heat and humidity go away.  I don’t mind warm as long as it isn’t humid too.

Need to find that perfect area that has temps between 70 and 78 degrees Farenheit with sun, low humidity and blue skies the majority of the time with enough rainfall to grow things and fill the rain barrels.  Ah, it is so nice to dream!

So gentle reader if you know of any such place, please share!!

Too HOT!!

Other than when the power was out for 3 days 13yrs ago I have never lived in this house without central air, till now! The first real hot day we had last week we turned on the a/c and loved how it was cooling the house down.  Then the cat came up from the basement and was yowling.  She kept bothering me and yowling.  So I did the usual check of food and water bowls; she kept yowling.  I decided to check to see if her litter box needed cleaning and that is when I found water all over the basement floor!!

The darn drip pan for the a/c is no longer working and the water was just running all over the place.  Two years ago we had a mild leak down there and because we had bought the appliance protection plan from our local electric company we called them to get it fixed.  They showed up, looked at it, told us what the problem was and then said that they couldn’t cover it because the furnace was no longer manufactured and the part was no longer available.  This year the furnace is 10 yrs old.  (FYI – they had an excuse for every appliance that we asked them to fix.  We dropped the coverage as it was a waste of money.)

So, as the thermometer creeps higher and it gets more unbearable we sit here under our ceiling fan and pray that we win the lottery.  Having the a/c fixed would be great; having the money to accomplish that would be better.  Better times are a coming!!