Saturday, August 8, 2015

HOT BEYOND HOT


106 DEGREES!


HEAT INDEXES OF 118 TO 120!

ARE YOU KIDDING?  These are going to be our highest temps since the great drought of 2011 and they are most likely breaking all time records for those particular days as well.

We have all sorts of warnings and as you can see in the above forecast, they are calling for people to stay inside for the next week.  Specifically Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed because of those heat index numbers which will put us into the rare category of "you might die if you stay outside" category, LOL.

We have decided that we're taking the month of August off when it comes to all outdoor work.
  
Weeds be damned!  
Yard be damned!  
Landscaping be damned!

It's time, as we often do in the peak of Summer, to just let the month go.  Oh, I'll go out to the farm to water of course, check the bees and the house, but any new plans are now put on hold indefinitely.  Anything we've already started will just be left to sit and wait until we are ready to start it back up.  Will still be blogging of course, no worries there, we have a ton of photos of things to share, and there will still be cooking and shopping and random musings.

It's also a great time to plan and figure out a course of attack for the time that the weather returns to tolerable levels.  Maybe update that "list" of things to do with things already done and new things to do.



28 comments:

Sue said...

Good for you! You're smart to take off the month and just sit back and ENJOY your beautiful place....and maybe dream of even more things to do.

Texan said...

The only thing going on here outside these days is water, water, water... I was just saying how that if we don't water here in one years time we would lose pretty much everything we have put in here. That is sad and a bit scary. I can remember fruit orchards and flowers and such that grew on old homesteads that hadn't been lived in in years in the mountains where I grew up. They continued on with no care, that would never work here...Texas heat is just so bad and add to that we are dry as a bone. We so need rain. This heat is making me grouchy for sure... LOL

Texas Rose said...

And that 106 is in the shade! Without factoring in the humidity. Yep, the dog days of summer are definitely here. You’ve got the right idea - no projects, just survive until this heat wave passes. And plan for the Fall!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how awful!!!

Gail said...

It is easy to get too hot quickly in that.

Enjoy.

MaryJo said...

Enjoy your month off. Those temperatures are a bit high!
However we are having the coldest winter & I am nursing chilblains! I am totally over it & can't wait for some warmer weather.

Elephant's Child said...

Stay cool, stay safe.

FionaG said...

You gotta do, what ya gotta do!! Ironic how you have gone from so much water to so hot and dry. Enjoy your planning!!

KCD said...

So, when are the three nice days in Texas? Here in CA, either early November or sometime in May.

Nora, Springfield, IL said...

We will all be enjoying a beautiful Autumn in no time, so just dream of that. Also, I would love it if we could have updates on the feline members of the family! Been much too long since we've seen a Feline Friday!

Leigh said...

Whew, that's worse than what we've been getting. I call it "wilt weather".

Delores said...

I think you are wise to just keep out of the heat and wait it out. We don't want to hear of our favourite 'farm boys' coming down with heat stroke.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

We've been blessed the last two weeks with good weather here in Illinois after weeks of rain that slowed our Grain Bin House build. Like you we've learned to work WITH the weather. Today it is rainy so its book work catch up time.When it's sunny we build and when its really hot we REST. Carry on Two Men!

Dc said...

I know you have to tolerate it but I would really struggle with those sort of temperatures.

1st Man said...

yep, already dreaming of things, ha. Of course, then I think 'it is too hot to do that' but then I remember that the dreaming is for COOLER months, ha. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Yep, so true (and sad). I think people sometimes don't understand the Texas heat is unlike anything else.happen everywhere does it? ThanThat doesn't And down here we have the humidity which just makes it even crazier. I never thought about that, if we don't water what we've planted, it all dies.

And yes, I work at an office dealing with customer service and everyone is much crankier now, ha. come on Fall!

1st Man said...

Yep, amen! It's just a matter of surviving until the first cool front. I have a feeling we might have a really cold Winter.

1st Man said...

It is, it really is. ;-(

1st Man said...

Definitely, dangerously hot.

1st Man said...

Winter?!?!?! Sigh. I will probably be wanting heat when we're freezing but for now, I'll take it, ha. Hey, I'll try to send some warm here to there, ha. Stay well and warm!!

1st Man said...

Thank you!

1st Man said...

Isn't that so true? It was SO wet just two months ago, floods and saturated ground...now things are getting very dry. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

We have about 6 in late October, and about a week in March. LOL!

1st Man said...

From your lips....ha. Aww, thanks for that about the kitties. So few people commented I wasn't sure if people enjoyed it, but you're right, I'll round up some recent pics and use them in a post soon. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

"wilt weather" is a great way to describe it. It's just so hard to get out and do ANYthing here this time of year. You stay cool too!!!

1st Man said...

Thanks for that. Yep, we're just going to stay in where it's (semi)cool. Thank you!!

1st Man said...

Working WITH the weather is a great way to describe it huh? We are SO loving watching the grain bin house build, I think it's going to be so awesome when it's done. Thank you and carry on too!

1st Man said...

It's a struggle for sure. I'm replying to this at almost 11pm our time, the actual temp is 89 and it still "feels" like 101 outside. At 11pm. Ugh.