Early this morning when I checked my phone, I saw there was a message for a heat advisory for Kennebec County, where I live. The temperature is supposed to climb to the 90s, with heat indices between 95 and 100. Readers, that is hot. And the air is so humid it almost feels solid, as though I have to push to get through it.
This was the temperature when I got up. Please note that the thermometer is in the shade.
On went Eva, our new AC. She’s in the living room, but she helps bring down the temperature in the whole house. Thank goodness for Eva. Without her, I wouldn’t be able to work in this heat. And deadlines are approaching…
As grateful as I am to Eva, I resent being trapped inside by the heat. Outside, the patio beckons.
Daylilies have begun to bloom and the bee balm is glorious this year.
My usual habit is to go on the patio around 4:30 with a drink—usually non-alcoholic—and a snack. Especially during the coronavirus, it is the highlight of my day.
But not when there’s a heat advisory. Fortunately, the weather is supposed to break tonight, and tomorrow’s forecast is for a perfect summer’s day. After my work is done, I’ll be back on the patio!