Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thirteen And Counting. . . .


Today was our thirteenth day in a row where our temperature have been 100+. June was our hottest on record. The weatherman is saying he sees no relief for us in the near future. He's also saying that it may take a tropical depression to break this current heat wave we've been experiencing for the past several months. Our heat index's have been running from 103-112.

We are so dry it is causing some trees to loose a lot of their leafs earlier and the grass is just burned up. Most of the counties in this area are under a "Burn Ban". Even then we've had several grass fires in our area. Our lakes, creeks and stock ponds have just about dried up in many places. We've not been able to do a lot of work outside on our place due to the extreme heat. We can do a little early in the mornings and that's about it. Our air conditioners just about run continuous all day. For them to even cycle we have to run the thermostats up to 80-81.


I guess what I'm trying to say is we sure need a break from the heat and drought. We are not wanting a bad depression or a hurricane just something that will bring us the much needed rain and cooler weather. We water our new grass every morning and it's staying green and alive. I'm just thankful now we don't have a yard full of it as I couldn't imagine what the water bill would be like.

I spent most of my day at the VA Hospital in Shreveport under going test for a upcoming surgery. It appears I'm in good health for the surgery and all I have to do is set back an await their scheduled date. Waiting games are never any fun. LOL

Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.


  1. Can't imagine those kind of temps. Last week we had a hot spell for us and got up into the high 70's and are now back down in the 60's. Lot's of rain here also, haven't watered the grass yet this year. Stay cool down there.

  2. Those are just awful temperatures to endure. Good luck!

  3. Yep those waiting games are NO fun!! We've had our share lately. Hope all things go well for you in your surgery.
    We have also had some really HOT temps lately. It would be nice to get a little relief soon.
    I just love your new patio and parking pad. I know you all will enjoy it soooo much!!

  4. Ok, I'm going to stop complaining about the heat in the Chicago area.

    Good luck with the surgery!