Posted by: chlost | June 7, 2011

We are so hot!

Even a few weeks ago, I could not have imagined myself being this hot. And I mean HOT!

I only wish that I was referring to a fabulous, sexy me.

No, 100+ degrees F temperatures have hit the otherwise frozen tundra of this state.

Every year, we usually have a few days when the temperatures reach into the high double digits.  The last time we had a temperature over 100 was in 2006, when we hit 101 on July 26. The only other time in the 21st century. There are reports that the thermometer reached 101 here by 2 pm today. It is June 7th. I hate to imagine what the rest of the summer will be like.  There is an “excessive heat warning” for the city. Luckily, we live outside of the city. But I don’t care where you are, this is hot weather.

My husband works primarily outdoors. When he is not outside, he is in a building without airconditioning, just some fans to move the air. He comes home exhausted. I don’t know how he does it, I guess you do what you have to do.

Luckily, I have an air-conditioned home/office. The little dog and I are taking it easy, drinking lots of water and dozing here and there. When he goes outside, he has to cross the deck into the back yard. It is hot on his li’l footsies, so he moves quite quickly across it to the cooler grass.

The rain and cool weather is scheduled to hit over the weekend.



  1. I tried sending some of our cooler weather your way, but Mother Nature isn’t cooperating. 😦

    Glad you at least have AC at the house, but poor hubby! I hope it cools off for you guys soon!

  2. I was stunned to see on the news how hot it got in your neighborhood. Hope some of your cool down heads our way. We are more used to it but not like it has been so early in the season. I sure feel for your hubby. Make sure he stays hydrated.

  3. Rain? Did someone say rain? Don’t say rain! 🙂

  4. I think we officially hit 103 where I live; I pretty much just stayed inside. We didn’t really crank up the A/C too much, however, mostly just cooled with fans instead. When I was driving my son home from his orthodontist appointment we saw a fair number of cyclists and joggers out but I decided to take the day off! Our weather this year is just too weird.

    • Weird for sure. It is dangerous to do a lot of physical activities in such heat. Glad you didn’t work out in that heat.

  5. You are certainly having a year of extremes over there!

    • It is a very odd year for the weather here. How about there?

  6. I may be the only one who is thrilled to see the heat arrive, but I really am happy about it.

    • Heat is one thing… in an oven is another. I don’t mind heat. The 100+ temps got to me, though. It only lasted 2 days, now we are in the 60s.

  7. Every time I see the weather in the Midwest I am soooo thankful I live in Oregon!

    • I know that I wished I lived in Oregon many times this past winter.

  8. The weather is so strange this year. Normally, we’re well into the triple-digits but not this year. Only a couple days of 100+ so far. I hope you get a break from the heat soon.

    • We only had 2 days of the heat, now we are back into the 60s. It is hard to know how to dress each morning!

  9. I really wonder what is happening to the weather all over the world. We are in winter here. While it doesn’t get very cold – 50*F is really cold – we have been having days of 60 and 62 degrees.
    Lots of rain and wind – it’s the wind chill factor that makes us think it’s cold. So please send some of your heat this way.
    And thanks for dropping in on my blog.
    Judith 🙂

    • I love the 80’s, but the wind does make it less enjoyable. Our heat left us. I don’t know that we will see it again for a while. Hope you are warming up.

  10. It sounds like your area is warmer than us in the Deep South. It is 90 right now, but it is getting very dark and I hear sounds like a cannon – thunder, maybe rain is on the way.

    • When we get the heat, no one is used to it. I love the rain that comes after a hot day.

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