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If anyone would have told me that I would get out of the car in Georgia and not feel all that hot, I wouldn't have believed them. Really, it has been so hot here, that it just didn't seem so shocking down South.  Coming home, it topped out at 97° F down near Bristol.  A rain shower at supper time was merciful.  Since then, it's been a struggle to keep the house cool, as in below 80° F, and that is with two window air conditioners.  It was even hotter when the children went to bed Monday night and I could only get the room down to 77° before it started climbing again.  This house, it has become like a brick oven.  Bring your dough on over.  Blessedly, I was able to rustle up a loaner air conditioner from my parents and now things are more comfortable.  The nights have simply been too warm to help recover from the days.

I was up early this morning, before 5:00, folding laundry, organizing the closet, cleaning the basement, hauling off trash, sweeping, and mopping.  I've felt like I'm drowning lately--I clean up one mess to find another waiting for me.  Is it something in the air?  Is it the heat making us all a little crazy?  While I was taking apart the sprinkler and hose yesterday, Laurel wrapped up in my pattern wrapping paper while wearing a wet bathing suit.  That was the tip of the iceberg.  I am hoping today will be better.  I think we're going to have nature school on Whitetop, where little folks can climb and explore, and maybe find a few blueberries.  Heavy rain is in the forecast and I am looking forward to that.


Leaves :


( 3 trees — Plant a Forest )
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Jul. 28th, 2016 10:23 am (UTC)
Luckily, I had not made patterns on the paper yet. But, still. . .
Aug. 14th, 2016 05:06 am (UTC)
Oh, I believe in the Dog Days, and all of their associated madness. Happily, they are over now (as I am playing catch up with your blog!) That is the cutest picture - they look very mischievous there! :) - Stacey
( 3 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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