life, weather

It’s so hot that …

(For use of any photos, please attribute to Lori and this website)

… I saw Satan drinking a frozen latte. ~ author unknown

Has anyone else ever put ice cubes into their washing machine? Can you believe that it gets so hot here that tap water can’t get cold? It’s lukewarm at its coolest. I don’t get the opportunity to choose to wash clothes in cold water. Oh sure, I can choose the cold setting, but there will be no cold water pouring out of the spout. I’ve actually put ice into my washing machine to help cool down the water at least a little. Thank God for my refrigerator’s ice machine.

I turned on the sprinklers. All I got was steam. ~ author unknown

Step outside (where I live), and it will feel like someone just threw a hot, wet blanket over your body, including your face. It’s constant, doesn’t let up, and we won’t see relief until late October or early November. I feel like I’m stuck in a submarine where some rooms are air conditioned and some are hotter than a sauna, but there is no way to escape out of the vessel. In other words, it’s claustrophobic, and I have claustrophobia. Anxiety issues have a tendency to rear up this time of year.

Looking on the bright side, at least it’s a great day to go outside, jump into my car and roast marshmallows. ~ author unknown

Waiting 8 to 10 more weeks for this to break seems like an eternity. Not to mention that we are now in the peak of hurricane season. Oh, did I mention that we have Hurricane Isaac headed toward the gulf states? Can’t imagine what this “submarine” will be like if it knocks out power.

I promise not to devote another entire post (this year) complaining about the heat, but I may refer to it within text here or there.

In the meantime, I’m trying to stay cool as I dream of the retirement years when we will be living farther north (preferably near some mountains). For now, I’m praying that a  dangerous creature named Isaac, veers off course.

At least I don’t need snowshoes to trudge through high humidity. ~ author unknown


22 thoughts on “It’s so hot that …”

  1. I sympathise, Lori. I can’t handle the heat and humidity either and must be the only person in UK to have actually enjoyed our dreadful summer this year! I lived in Indonesia for a short while and the humidity was totally stifling – I am definitely a ‘cool climate’ lady and am really looking forward to getting out my snuggly, cosy jumpers this winter. I hope the weather cools down for you soon.


    1. I thought I’d write a sort of joking blog about it, to lighten the humid mood. Still, dealing with it though. Thanks for reading, and for your kind thoughts.


  2. I’m so sorry about the stifling heat and humidity. I don’t do well with humidity either, though I know that in Minnesota, it’s much less intense. Come the winter months, I will have similar feelings about the cold and snow.


    1. Thanks, Terri. I tried to make this blog a light-hearted, joking look at the choking humidity. Just gotta deal with it when ya live here, just like you gotta deal with those MN winters (which I know a little something about being originally from Chicago). Thanks for stopping by to read. Enjoyed seeing your fair photos.


  3. I hesitated to press the “like” button because I know how oppressive that heat can be. We could hardly stand it yesterday when it hit 91, and now it’s back in the 70’s. Wishing you some cool breezes. And that the hurricane stays far away from you.


    1. Yea, I’ve read posts I wasn’t sure if I should click the ‘like’ button too. I tried to make this post into more of a light-hearted complaint, instead of a crabby one. So, I appreciate the ‘like’ clicks too. Thanks for reading it, and for your well wishes, Kathy. Stay cool.


  4. … so happy that I’m over here .. where I’m .. with the rain pouring down. Never heard anything like it .. ice cubs in the washing machine, but does it really matter if the washing is lukewarm. Never empty my washing machine and my laundry has been cold.


      1. You’re a woman of resources – Wonderful!!!!
        Learned something new today – … fantastic. Have been away since Thursday .. on my way to catch up .. *smile.


  5. Come to the mountains! We’ve been on a streak of 83 degree days, a passing thunderstorm every day around 5PM, and cool nights of 60 degrees. All last week, and all this coming week they say. It’s too damn hot down there!!! 🙂


    1. I plan to head to the mountains some day, Pete. Sounds wonderful. You may be sorry, I might be your pesky neighbor. 😉 Right now we’re preparing for Isaac. Thanks for coming on over to my blog.


    1. I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’m not a coffee drinker, so I actually made a frozen chai for that photo. It was yummy. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.


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