After a record, or near record heat Tuesday of 105 degrees, as registered by the outside temperature sensor of my Highlander Hybrid, I decided this expensive car tells me more than I need to know. That temperature was about 3 p.m. as I entered the city limits of my home after a trip to WalMart. Although I bought fruit and veggies, I was smart enough not to even think MILK, ICE CREAM and FROZEN anything.
Prior to WalMart I had picked up orders for a some blood tests in connection with my osteoporosis at my physician's office in another nearby town, went by the lab and had blood drawn for the test, before leaving that town and driving to the WalMart nearest my home. I left home about 12:30 p.m. and l was on my way WM about 2 p.m. My list was short and I only had 4 bags and my purse.
When I arrived home, Husband and Luckie had left for the state line where he gets his cigarettes much cheaper than locally. It is only about 35 mi. to the AR/MO line where several businesses are located just across the line. Gasoline and cigarettes are taxed less than Arkansas... significantly less. If you factor in the gas, I don't know if you have much, but H thinks so.
After hauling in the groceries and fixing some supper, I decided to apply some plant food and water the hanging baskets and whatever else I could reach with the 25' hose and faucet/hydrant/spigot [take your choice] H installed. Long lengths of hose curl and loop, nearly tripping me as I try to manage them. I don't need any more falls. I can manage 25' fairly well and reach quite a few baskets, pots and plants.
BUT IT WAS STILL HOT...at 10 PM it was still 100 degrees; I had been in and out of the heat for the most part of the afternoon and evening.. I think I got too hot, as I felt a tad woozy before I finished so I quit. The night was fitful and the early morning I had a few symptoms of overheating which have faded.
Now to the title of my bog today: Wet Wednesday. During the night Luckie began vacillating between the bedroom and where I sleep in a lift chair. Being unusually tired, I did not recognize her premonition of pending bad weather. But somewhere around 5 a.m. I heard thunder!!! Petting Luckie for a few moments I returned to a short snooze with the soft sound of rain on the roof.
When I arose around 7 a.m. to make our two pots of coffee, the rain gauge registered 0.15 in. It also has showered a couple of times during the morning. Currently the temperature is 86 deg. with a "feel like" temperature of 93 deg., humidity is about 50%, and chance of more showers is 40%.
Although our lake level is still very high from Spring's bountiful rainfall, the heavenly spigot has been in the shut off position, since latter part of May. Guess we had not paid our bill.
When I was younger, heat did not bother me, but with COPD and other problems, I really do not tolerate being outside for long periods when temperatures are above 8o degrees. Cool air, even cold (above freezing) air, is much easier to breathe.
AMAZING HOW A LITTLE WEATHER CHANGE can change your mental attitude, sometimes for better, sometimes for worst.