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July 29, 2022


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I am so over this. I have to go out this afternoon around 3 for the grands summer camp 1 Act play presentation. I love those girls but if there was any way to not go I would be the first to raise my hand.


That boy is incredibly handsome. And, in case you haven't noticed, he resembles you!


That is some heat spell, Margaret. We get some tough temps in Pittsburgh, but rarely 97F. Does that number come with high humidity? On a happier note, enjoyed the blueberries, your handsome g-son & "diggers and tractors on youtube", haha!!

Karen Sullivan

I live in GA where it is in the 90's(with heat indexes in the 100's) quite often. I'm the opposite of you, though. I love the heat and humidity and working out in it is my favorite thing (I feel more alive when I'm sweating profusely!) I can't tolerate the cold. You'd be surprised what you can get used to. People here don't stay inside all the time, we just acclimate and have pools and central air is everywhere. There aren't many good hair days here, however, so mine is in a ponytail most days.

Your grandson is getting so big and is as cute as the day is long!


I feel you on the temperature thing, which is why I hate DC summers. This week I have decamped to Vermont with a friend, where it is delightful, high 70s and low 80s. All the locals keep apologizing for how "hot" it is here. If they only know how good it feels to us!


I also do not like the 90-100 degree heat. I lived in AZ for about a year and missed Massachusetts and the 4 seasons. 104+ degrees F even with dry heat is still to hot for me. Now Massachusetts is experiencing the 90 degree plus high heat and humidity. Like you, I love being active outdoors during the day and with the high heat it is impossible. I'm looking forward to the coolness of Fall. It appears N likes his technology - in no time he will figure out how to bring up his diggers on YouTube. He is as smart as he is adorable.

DrumMajor Linda in Kansas

That's a pretty flower! Yep, my KC news shows 101 degrees in Portland, OR. That's getting hot. Drink more water. The forked berries reminds me that I used to eat popcorn one piece at a time, until I saw my brother eating it by the handful. Hope the "trans" pepper into a tomato plant grows well. Mine is just dormant. Most men don't want rocks in their pants. Hope he doesn't block the commode, or put rocks or beans in his nose or ears. Drink more water. Linda in Kansas

Joanne Noragon

I am sorry for you. Are summers are not near "normal" here, either. We didn't break 80 today.


It's really quite warm here in Hawaii right now at 85 degrees. I don't like the heat. I remember how awful it felt in Chicago when the temps reached into the 90s. Yuck! I guess I should be grateful for the 85.


Temperatures have been more moderate here for the past few days. Except for last week, the summer has been mostly liveable around here. I hope you and yours fare well enough over the weekend and enjoy the cool of your abode.


You see a lot more people in Iowa in early morning and late evening in the summertime. In the winter it is just the opposite. Unless you love to shop in climate controlled buildings.

Arkansas Patti

Ouch, you are getting almost to my cranky point weather wise. I bear up till we hit 100+ for 15 straight days, then I lose it. Now however--right now--we are in a break. It is raining and 70 degrees. Oh my. Fortunately it is a gentle rain and will be here for a few more days. Almost feel like I moved to the PNW. Hope you get a break soon.

Jenni Elyse

Lol. What a smarty and a cutie! :D

I'm sorry it's so hot there. I hope the heatwave dissipates soon. I know if Corey and I move to the PNW in a few years, we're going to make sure we have an AC because we're just so used to living with one. We keep our home around 68° - 72° and anything hotter for us is unbearable, lol. We're spoiled, but it's only because the temperatures here in the summer are routinely between 95° and 100°+.


Jack is the same with our Alexa but he calls her Lexa, which helps. And who wouldn't want to eat mac and cheese everyday?

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