[elky] Re: Summer.....

  • From: Mary McCarthy <printces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 17:16:50 -0700

I'm sorry you all are struggling. That sounds really miserable. I know I couldn't do it. Here's our weather forecast from last week <G>: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrfiPm9JM4A

right now it's 77 and very nice out. Been that way for awhile now. gardens are sad from no spring, but there's always next year. Trying to get caught up on all those outdoor projects that got rained out earlier in the season, and ready to tear up the kitchen floor next week.

stay cool.


Well we hit 110 yet again today and the low last night was 86. It's 6pm here and it's still 107*... But on the good side we are going to get a cold front next week. It's going to drop to the low 100s next week. I watch the nearest couple weather stations to us and they all show that we have been at 100*+ for about 70 days in a row now and we are looking forward to another 30 or so unless a hurricane comes or a glacier

The trees are all loosing their leaves pretty fast now as they are all going dormant(hopefully). Will have to get the mower out in a day or two to chop them all up before the piles get too deep. The temp of the dirt in the sun is about 140*. When I checked under the back porch which is shaded all day it was 113*. Basically everything is heatsoaked to around 108* on average.

Went by HD and lowes to pick up some materials for a job and couldn't because both have closed their garden areas for the rest of the week. They will open from 8-10 tomorrow though... Even in the stores it's hot and you sweat just walking around in them. Their AC systems are marginally sized when the temps are lower but now way undersized and a side effect is that they never shut off so they suck all the moisture out of the air making it very dry inside. Dry enough that your eyes hurt from it. We aren't used to dry air anywhere here...

As for the trees... I have been soaking them at the trunk and hoping some of that makes it deep enough to help them. Need to look at getting a couple deep watering poles for them but the sand is as hard as concrete now and It will be fun getting it in. Wonder if there is an IV for trees like a reverse maple syrup system... :) Well anyway as usual summer sucks but it's really bad this year. I'm at my breaking point and trying to find somewhere cooler with cheap hotel rooms for a few days. Everyone is getting cabin fever from being stuck inside for over 2 months and I'm tired of it cause I work out in it most of the time.

                Robert Adams

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