Yes It's Hot

Its the middle of July. It suppose to be hot outside, dontcha think? I love summer and the heat. The temperatures the past couple weeks have been soaring in the upper 90,s. Yesterday it hit 100 degrees. With no movement in the air, no rain in sight, and the smoldering hot asphault road, It felt hotter than lucifers fire pit.

My husband and I both are summer loving people. When we go out to eat, we will choose a restaurant that has a patio. It never fails, the waitresses always make a comment. "Are you sure you want to go out there? It's hot". Then usually sometime during our meal they will check on us and say. "Are yall still ok? Can I bring you some extra water? Are you sure your comfortable?" Most dining patios are covered or have umbrellas. "Yes we are doing just fine". We break more sweat from eating the salsa.

No matter how hot it is, we will do an afternoon walk. We do wait a bit for the sun to start setting. Neighbors will peep out of their doors " yall need water?" Nope, we are alright, thanks. Another neighbor "I dont understand how yall do it". Well, we are not wearing many clothes, there is always shade and our home is never far. People are always telling us to get inside because its to hot out here.

As we settled in for the night, I mentioned to Nick how when we were little, heat was never an issue. Mom made us stay outside regardless. We never complained about how hot it was. There was always a spigot, or a kool aid Mom and you got the best tasting water from a hose pipe.

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I looked out the window and noticed the nighbor kids were still playing ball and wrestling around. I motioned for Nick to come look. "See those boys playing outside? They have been outside all day long and they are still alive"! We chuckled at the sarcasm.

Note: All kidding aside, it really is hot in some areas, never leave your children or pets unattended in the heat. Make sure there is water and shade nearby. And for heaven sake never leave them in a hot car.


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  1. You are made of sterner stuff than I am. Cold is my friend. We are in winter here, and I am happy. The sweaty season does me in, and I turn into a troll and only come out at night. I never liked the heat, but now my body loathes it.

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    1. I agree--I HATE the heat!!

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    2. Fall is nice but Winter is blaaah

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  2. There are days I can tolerate the heat, then there are days I can not. I grew up in a time without air conditioning so I'm accustomed to the high temps and humidity.But it is not always good for your health as you age. I remember drinking out of a hot hose to get a drink of water. It was terrible.

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    1. My parents rarely turned on the air conditioner. Ceiling fan was my source of cool air.

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  3. Good entry, and I LOVE the sarcasm. It always amazes me to look back when there was no A/C and we made it. I do love the a/c but the heat has never 'killed' me. I see men and women out working on an asphalt road or roof, now those dudes are in a HOT situation.

    Of course you end with common sense for parents concerning kids and pets. Good stuff as usual!

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    1. Thanks Jack! I Always enjoy your comments.

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  4. PS: Yep, the best water. Love the Graphic!

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  5. We had a guy at the local mall have his dog die when he was in Sears. He said the dog was only in the car for "five minutes"...

    Just like people who say they got a speeding ticket always tell their friends that they were only going ten over. I don't believe it...

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  6. The older we get, the harder the heat is on our bodies. When we bought this house 25 years ago, I would spend sunup to sundown working in the yard and loving it. Now, I dehydrate and get sick if I'm out there for three hours. Argh. Aging sucks. (pardon my French)

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  7. I'm a lizard. My problem is the cold.
    You want to laugh? Just turn down the heat.

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    1. Keep the heat up Martin, keep the heat up.

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  8. We don't get that very hot weather where I live. Mid 80's is about it and that isn't very often. I must admit I like it that way. : )
    Today it was in the high 70's and we got some rain too.

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  9. It's been toasty here too but it cooled down a few days ago. Today was overcast and it has rained all afternoon. It was a nice reprieve.

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    1. Its been cloudy here today but still no rain

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  10. This is our first summer in Phoenix so we are experiencing a lot of heat. I am finding I sm getting used to it and am out a bit in it for shopping, etc. Kids are out playing in it but I think its because that is all they know, they grew up in it. Now the extreme heat over 110 I don't necessarily like, but I am finding 109 isn't that bad.

    Betty

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