and I could boast that the shelves were out of fans
in the stores we checked by Tuesday.
let’s take the average July temperature of my birthplace, Valley City, ND,
which is 81 degrees, and add the 28, that would make it 109 degrees.
Have I made my point?
It’s really hot.
It is hot when you wake up, it is hot all day,
it’s hot in the shade, it’s hot in the cars,
it’s hot, hot, hot. I never knew ankles could sweat.
and trying to get cars to cool down in traffic on asphalt isn’t easy.We got creative in our ways of trying to beat the heat.
At the beginning of the week we were shocked with the temp registered by my mini-van.
Drinking Bubble Tea, a delicious Asian specialty.
Poor little Brayden wanted to be held all the time, but it was so hard to hold a 98 degree baby when the internal temp of the house was around 90 and outside was 100.
We finally filled the hot tub with water and the chemical, but didn’t heat it past 80.
First time my butter isn’t filled with crumbs and swipes of peanut butter,
then it had to go and melt into oblivion.
We lived on ice-cream bars and frozen fruit bars instead of toast.
We slept outside because the temp was night was in the cool 80’s.
Then, after days, the winds of change blow over the Olympic Mountains.
Fresh breezes made the 90’s seem cool.
This morning, my house is only 73 degrees.
Finally cool enough to eat toast.
After breakfast, I have a travois full of tee-pees to wash.