These geraniums usually live out in front of the house in the sun. Not now. They are in tubs of water in the shade.
The good news is the forecast for today is a high of 109, not 111 or 115 as previously forecast.
The bad news is that our air conditioner quit. The further bad news is that I just got a call to let me know that the AC repair man won't be coming today as scheduled due to the extreme heat. Well, OK then.
Box fans are roaring inside wherever I choose to sit. Moving air helps. I have been sleeping, such as it is, on the hide-a-bed downstairs because the upstairs is way too hot for me. Downstairs reached 85 yesterday and I don't like to think of what it will be today.
We usually get evening cooling and overnight relief, but the low last night was 74, which lasted for a few minutes at 6:00 this morning.
Tom is out right now looking for a filter for our refrigerator ice maker. It quit too. We think it's because we haven't changed the filter in who knows how long. I hope that's all it is.
I also hope that's all that will be going wrong.
A hot wind is blowing. Ordinarily we would call it a breeze, but not today. I sure hope no one is going to get crazy with fireworks.
Many of you live with this summer heat much of the time. We don't and we are not equipped. This is record breaking for us, and it's still June!
It still looks very inviting out there, but it isn't. We will have a lot of heat stressed plants, even with the watering system working. PNW plants aren't used to this heat either.We will be OK. We will get through this and have "remember when" stories. It's supposed to be only 90 tomorrow. :-/
Unless this is the new normal. OMG!