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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Nighttime Thoughts

It's been a pretty good day today. Alex was not at his best early this morning and I feared we were taking backward steps. Not so, thankfully, as he ate a HUGE amount of food today and was bouncy and barking and pretty much his normal self after getting over his early morning grumpies.  Yeah, Alex! The back side of this is that he goes back in two days for yet another chemo treatment. Hopefully this next one won't affect him as much. Fingers crossed.

We had a lap fest in the pool again tonight. The water temp is at 86 freakin' degrees. It's like a hot tub. I did 30 lengths and could have done more, but I stopped while I was ahead of my game. The water is luscious. Warm. Inviting. Only one bat tonight. It seems the bug population is not to their liking. We still have a few fireflies on and off (more off than on) and the cicadas have not yet really arrived.

We are in the midst of a heat wave here. The heat indices have been over 100 degrees F for the past couple of days. Tomorrow is supposed to be our hottest yet. It seems silly to say, but it can be too hot to be outside in the pool. I hide in the air conditioning with the dogs. I don't think we've had the house open for about a month now. We really need two zones for our house to keep it cool upstairs which we don't have, so we have a room air conditioner in our bedroom that runs constantly at night. During the day of course, we keep all necessary rooms closed off. I try to get everything done that I need to do such as watering outside plants, errands to the store, etc., done before the afternoon heat sets in. It's supposed to end this weekend with a round of (naturally) severe storms. We need a break.

But for now we'll enjoy the crazy pool temps and lap it all up.


I’m glad Alex got to feeling better. I’m sure chemo will mean lots of ups and downs. Keeping both of you in my thoughts!

We’re having a hot summer too—90 degrees today, which for London is unusual. (And no one here has air conditioning, including us.) I wish we’d get some storms to cool things off!

Both air conditioners going full blast at my house that’s for sure.  It does cool off enough at night though to turn them off.  Definitely looking forward to the relief on Saturday - storms and all!  So glad Al is feeling better.  After tomorrow you’re half way done!!

Steve, OUCH, 90 is really hot for London.

C, how nice that is cools off enough at night to open your windows. Not here! It was 74 for a low last night and having an upstairs bedroom does not help. Bring on the storms I say!

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