Ok, I am totally over this whole heat wave thing. My garden is wilting. I am wilting. The bugs are horrendous and the sweaty look is not working for me any longer. Our electric bill is going to be approximately $267,352.46 this month (according to my calculations) from running the a/c units at full blast and my poor doggie doesn’t even want to be outside. I am done.
With that said, I have been noticing all sorts of ways people around me are trying to beat the heat. Facebook is exploding with pics of people in their pools, there are sprinklers coming alive in backyards and when my mom went looking for an additional a/c for her cottage, she came up empty handed.
I visited my mom at her cottage yesterday and we set to work trying to get the place back in shape after some major renovations. (The cottage was hit by the flood last year). We worked pretty hard all day. During our breaks, we would try to sit outside in the shade (which was still HOT). I would then stare at the river (across the street) and attempt to “will” a breeze to blow across it and then my way. It worked once. There were all sorts of boaters and kayakers (not a word?) on the river. I couldn’t help but wonder if it was any cooler being on the river. No shade and you had to work to move the boat or kayak. Not sure, but they seemed to enjoy themselves and that’s all that matters.
I can’t wait until this heat wave breaks (hopefully tomorrow). The only things in the garden that are happy right now are the tomatoes and purslane. The onions really don’t care and the peppers are just now starting to complain. The rest of it…well…has seen better days. We are watering, but they need some real rain and a dip in temps at least down to the 80’s. Cross your fingers with me? Thanks!