Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"I'm melting! I'm melting!" screeched the Wicked Witch of the West.

Ok, so I'm not the Wicked Witch (although my children would often disagree), but I am melting. Everyone in the Northwest is melting because of a record heat wave.

Yesterday and today both saw 109 degrees at my house.

I got in the car this afternoon and even the window buttons were too hot to touch!

The girls did the experiment every child does at one point or another... frying an egg on the sidewalk. They can't say if it worked or not... it was too hot to stay out and watch it.

We had the a/c on all night and it was a comfy 72 in here when we woke up. I turned it off until about 1pm or so, trying to keep the upcoming electricity bill from being too ginormous. I probably shouldn't have waiting that long, though; the a/c couldn't keep up and by 7 pm, it was over 80 in the house.

A/c is a fantastic invention, but it's far from perfect. If we have the first floor vents uncovered, then it's comfortable downstairs but unbearable upstairs. If we cover those vents to force all the cool air upstairs, it's better upstairs but worse downstairs. Ugh.

The problems of the privileged, right? *wry smile*

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