Yesterday, it was 124 in my yard. We have no trees there - which we removed to prevent tree dangers, thus, no shade. It was probably cooler somewhere else, but if you went out there, it wasn't. Dh said that it was like an oven when he stepped out, and Krypto just laid on the floor not moving.
As for me, I got hotter, and hotter. We put frozen bottles of water behind a fan, and then in front of a 2nd fan, but I just don't regulate my body temperature like other people. I was really over-heated.
Finally, Dh remembered that our swamp cooler had been found a while back. He went and found it, cleaned it of dust, went out and got water for it, and turned it on behind our couch, as it needs to be near an open window.
It was just before the temperature was heading down, after 5, and was 118. But, when it went on, it was definitely cooler.
I don't love the idea of having 2 windows open when it's ridiculously hot out, but it's require to run this unit.
We turned it off around 11 P.M. but ran the regular fan part, plus my side-table fan, all night.
Dh just brought in 8 gallons of water, to prepare for the day. I'm really worried, as they swear that it will be hotter than yesterday.
The animals have been fed, and the misters are on for the chickens. It's supposed to actually be hot for the rest of the week, just not quite as hot as yesterday, and today.
Any good thoughts or prayers for everyone in this heat would be appreciated.
Other notes: Thyri is still coughing. She had her dad up at 3:30 A.M. and stayed up the rest of the night, even though she has some cold-type medicine for children.
2 days ago, I looked on a spice bottle, and a big, light green katydid was sitting on top, as if it was an ornament. It hopped/flew when I reached for it, but Dh tracked it down to about 20' away in the track of a metal pillar, and he/she was safely put outside.
Well, I need to go prepare for today. It feels like a very long day when it's too hot to do anything, literally.
I will be back to post once everything/one is settled.
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