Monday, July 30, 2012

Beat the Heat!

I am very behind in my blogging lately.  I've been trying to average about six blogs a month on my summer vacation, but I don't think I'm going to make it this month.  I've been too busy getting outta town.  Not full on week-long vacationing, but long weekend getaways  (more on those to come later) that refresh you after a long and insanely hot week on the home front.

Yeah, see that 103 over the Washington DC metro area.  That's where we are. 
Second hottest place in the country!  Hotter than Florida and California!

Holy heat wave, Batman!  The number of days over 100 degrees Fahrenheit this summer has been ridiculously high.  Every morning my honey sends me a text message before he drives off for work (Yes, we are that cutesy still!  If you are scoffing right now, you're just jealous.) and recently a new component has been added to those message.  Hidden in among the I love you's and the have a great day's is now a weather report and beat the heat directions. 

"It's supposed to reach 102 today, so please try to stay in the air conditioning and remember to put on sunscreen if you are going to be in the sun for more than a minute, my love."

"It's going to be really hot today.  The heat index is saying it's going to feel like 110 degrees.  Stay inside with a cool beverage and I'll see you soon."

Isn't it sweet how he wants to keep me cool and sunburn-free?

What's a little heat and humidity among friends?
I've been sending similar messages to him, as my honey's job requires him to be outside walking between buildings several times a day. My messages to him are usually filled with promises of cool showers, cold drinks, and frozen treats awaiting him when he gets home.

Pomegranate popsicle, anyone?
A tall, cold glass of iced tea to the rescue!

After all these days trapped inside because of the extreme heat all I can say is, "God Bless Willis Carrier!"  For those of you who don't know, Carrier was the inventor of the modern air conditioner.  Without him, we'd all be melting this summer.  Thank you, Mr. Carrier!


  1. Nice thing about blogging is that it doesn't have to be a task to get to like laundry or whatever.

    Whenever it works for you, it works for you.

    We have been having a very hot summer up north too.  I love the heat so I am enjoying it.  But I don't think we have been as high as 100F.  Maybe close for a day or two...  But mostly low 90's I'm guessing.

  2. LaineyLifeLessonsJuly 30, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Low 90's is the norm down here for summer time.  But, such a long stretch of very high 90's and low 100's is extreme, even for us.  I'm enjoying the cold front that dropped it down to 85 today. :)