The wind direction switched last night, and the high pressure moved out and coastal air moved in. By midnight it began to cool off and by this morning it was down to 66 outside. We had fans going to blow the cool air in and the hot air out. We were greatly relieved.
The high today was 84, more than twenty degrees cooler than yesterday's high of 108. It might actually be cloudy for a while tomorrow morning.
The new filter fixed the refrigerator ice maker. :-)
Our TV screen began to darken at the top. I went on line, found a fix, and now the TV is fixed. :-)
The furnace/heat pump/air conditioner service man came this afternoon. He analyzed the problem. It's complicated. It will need a part which has been ordered. We will have to wait for the part. It is all going to be expensive. The AC is not fixed. :-( But eventually it will be. All it takes is time and money.:-/
I got up early enough to do my hour of physical therapy this morning before our 9:30 Zoom meeting. Then I went outside to do some work in the coolness of the morning.
I deadheaded the roses. They are fine but we missed the early flush of blooms.
Most plants are OK but there are crispy bits here and there.
I cleaned up the patio, blowing away all of the hot wind debris and cleaning off the tables and chairs. Tom and I had lunch on the patio. Very pleasant.
After the service man left and we had the laundry all folded and put away and I caught up on your blogs, I spent some time here reading.
This evening Tom removed all the fried flowers from the fuchsia basket and hung it back up on the front of the house.I walked around the now shady yard looking for new stuff. I found the first Sweet Pea bloom
There are zinnias blooming.
Looks like it's going to be time to start picking raspberries.
The hummingbirds found the first Corcosmia Lucifer blooms. The hummers were focused, unlike my photo.
The hardy fuchsia in the front yard that was all wilty had recovered, with a few shots of extra water.
The tomatoes have grown another foot.
In the greenhouse, which got very, very hot, the peppers, sitting in their saucers of water, grew tall and are setting peppers.
And I have been posting this on my desk top, which is upstairs, where it is still warmer than I like. My sweaty brow is telling me it's time to seek a cooler location downstairs. We'll let the box fans take care of the upstairs so I can sleep in my bed tonight.