Monday, 8 August 2022

Heat

 It is very hot - up in the high twenties and destined to hit the low thirties tomorrow.   I am pretty useless in this kind of weather - always have been.   I watered my tubs and will do it again after tea but other than that my Chiropodist has been and for a day or two I shall feel I am walking on air.

The Commonwealth Games are over; it is the closing ceremony tonight then the City of Birmingham will return to normal and life will go on.   But it has been good to see the Stadium almost full every day and to see the encouragement the crowd had given to the athletes.

My tubs will all be thirsty again by now.   M, my neighbour, kindly watered my tub nearest to her this morning which helped me a lot.

Nothing more to tell today, too hot to think.   What I would do if I lived permanently in a very hot climate I can't imagine!!   See you tomorrow.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI Pat - guess I am the first comment here, as I couldn't sleep and snuck down to the kitchen at 1.45 a.m. quiet as a mouse...little toddler grandchild in a deep sleep. All went well catching up on your posts, until the cat went silly and upended a chair on the tiles, and its not even a full moon until a couple of days...so far so good.
We get used to high temperatures in Australia, but I often wonder what it would be like to live in a country where you have to shovel snow to make a path from your home or be stranded with others on a highway in a blizzard. - Pam.

Brenda said...

It is not bad…in fact is beautiful…Florida

rallentanda said...

Hot climate folk hate the cold, grey skies and snow. I use to live in the UK....too small and bad weather...no thanks !

angryparsnip said...

I am so used to living in the hot hot hot weather. It was better before but the last 4 years have been quite hot with little rain and lots of fires.
My computer is old and a mess but I have to wait till Japanese son moves back to Tucson to find me a new one. I can only comment and read some blogs.
The gud dugs send woofs !

Kippy said...

I do hope you have a fan and drink lots of water, Pat. It has been very hot in the Pacific Northwest this summer.Another hot day predicted today. We just aren’t used to it. The garden requires a good watering daily. The dog and cats just want to nap in front of fans.

Susan said...

We will all look forward to Fall and cooler weather. I'm actually looking forward to snow! Like you, I do not like the oppressive high heat. Everything outside is parched and even the stream behind my house is dry. My dog chooses to be indoors where it is kept cool by my heat pumps. Will all future Summers be hot? I hope not.

JayCee said...

Still not too hot over here. Thank goodness.

Heather said...

It's the humidity we get that makes it so oppressive. I just hibernate, having taken note of the forecast and stocked up with all the necessities in advance. Perhaps next year we will be saying what a rotten summer 2023 is compared to this year!

Joan (Devon) said...

I never liked this weather even before I had the conditions I have which aren't lovers of it either. It takes away all my energy, so everything is on hold until the weather settles down.

Barbara Anne said...

Today thru Wednesday will be about 34*C but for a week thereafter, unless things change, the forecast is for 7 days of cooler 25*C days. That will be lovely, but also very unusual for Virginia in August. I'll be glad to leave high humidity behind!
Enjoy some cold beverages and time with a fan moving the air around you.

Hugs!

Joanne Noragon said...

Today I made a note to engage a snow removal service, and not spend another winter facing snow removal to drive my car.

Ellen D. said...

It has been warm here too and the humidity has been awful! I have the A/C on and I have a nice little fan blow on me as I sleep! Hope you are staying cool, Pat!

Anonymous said...

Heat: Move slowly! Take siestas. My granny, a seamstress, did lots of sewing after sundown (not much AC back then in the Deep South). Iced tea in hand, she’d work til after midnight. Memories! She spent lots of the day dozing in her chair after her children were grown, then worked all night. Hope you get cool rain for your flowers soon!! —Elf

Debby said...

Bears hibernate in winter. I, myself, think that hibernation should be done during extreme heat.

It has been very muggy here, but finally, we are getting some rain. There is a lot more noise and flash than actual rainfall warrants, but we'll take what we can get.

Stay inside, and drink lots of water.

Librarian said...

After last Friday's thunderstorm and rain, it has been warming up again to high 20s and low 30s every day here, but at least the nights and early mornings are cool enough to get the flat well aired. I try to get as much work done in the mornings as possible, because by mid-afternoon my brain turns to mush.
You coped with the record-breaking heat in July, and you'll do the same this time around - it won't get quite as hot, I guess, but hot enough - and at least you don't HAVE to do anything, such as go out for work or shopping etc.

Chris said...

Yes it is very hot here too. but we invested in an A/C unit so keep cool indoors with the curtains closed too, take care Pat.

Susan said...

I could never live in a permanently hot climate. I enjoy the 4 seasons. At this point, I'm counting the days until Fall and Winter.

Derek Faulkner said...

Beginning to become normal weather for us down here in Kent, it's been like it so long. You'd probably have to move if you lived down here. All perfectly enjoyable for people that like hot sunny weather and are not involved with growing or rearing anything outside.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Maybe it is something to do with where we are born and reared - I like a temperate climate and anythng else is either too hot or too cold.

Thanks for your comments even if the weather was too hot to write them!