Wednesday, July 14, 2010


2010-07-08 16.52.48

As I write this post at 7:20pm with the sun setting across the pond behind me, it’s still a blistering 96 degrees here.


And, the humidity makes it unbearable to be outside even early or late in the day. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t checked on my garden at all in the last several days. I’ll certainly be making an early morning harvest in the morning and checking on the state of things. Personally, I wouldn’t hold it against my plants if they wilted in this heat. I can’t bear up under it.

A friend of mine summed up my feelings pretty well the other day. She said that if the guy who invented air-conditioning were still alive, and he needed a kidney, she’d give him one of hers. Yep. Me, too!

Like Maybelline, I’ve got my sights set on October.

***I wrote this post yesterday evening. I’m very happy to report that we just had a nice little downpour which cooled us off significantly. Yay!


The Mac's House said...

That's what we've been dealing with the past couple of weeks. I think that the heat wouldn't have been so bad but that humidity is horrible. You walk outside and it takes your breath away.

LOL I love your friends statement about the AC inventor.

The rain we finally did receive only made things worse, if that can be possible.... :(

The pool is definitely helping out this summer just to be able to go outside and enjoy the fresh air if nothing else.



Rhetta @ On Raspberry Hill said...

Glad the rain came and cooled things down a bit! Guess I should stop complaining about Michigan temps, although the humidity does get very high around here.


I'll donate a lung if that helps the genius who invented my favorite thing in the whole entire universe. Hang in there. October is on the way!

Ann said...

And we thought it was hot here! Hope the downpour helped your plants, it was so hot and dry here my peas gave up the struggle.

The birthday party looked like great fun, did you make the cake? It looks amazing.

We are starting to feel better, thanks Melissa, it's been another horrible time for us, it can only get better. Sometimes I feel like Job.

Melissa @ Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Teri, I'm with you... it's the humidity that makes it unbearable. So nice to have a pool, I bet!

Rhetta, I was so happy to see the rain that I could have cried. We were desperate for some relief.

Maybelline, how did we ever survive without a/c???

Ann, the party was SO much fun. I didn't have time to make a cake, so that one was storebought, but surprisingly delicious. I'm glad to hear that you're feeling a little better. Hang in there, my sweet friend. God's Peace to you.

The Mac's House said...

and to think this is only July where typically the most humid weather around here hits in August. oh boy can't wait.... :)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Melissa, you're hotter than we are here in Kansas, we only hit about 93 today but the humidity and the mosquitoes are terrible. Poor hubby had to go out and put up more fencing for the geese in this heat. I'm afraid Priscilla and Percy are terrorizing the poor chickens and so we've had to separate them. Who'd have thought those cute fluffy goslings would turn out to be so mean! Maybe now we'll start getting some eggs again. I hope you have a cooler day tomorrow....Maura :)