a reply to: WalkInSilence
Lol, I'm happy I made you chuckle! I still see the storms popping up in Wisconsin every day and jack crap across the lake over here. Well, it tried
yesterday and the day before, but everything bubbled up AROUND US, went inland thanks to the lake breeze
originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Nyiah
LOL! It's July. If there is such a thing as cool weather it won't last. It's hot enough for the AC right now. I was just really lucky with a storm
A-yup, and that's why at 6am sharp, hubs and I are heading out to buy one. He cracked, folks, he finally cracked. After hearing for a couple of years
"It only lasts a few weeks, we don't need a window unit!", he begrudgingly admitted we do, in fact, need a window unit at least for the upstairs
bedroom. It's UNBEARABLY humid especially at night when it spikes anyway. The low to mid 90's upstairs during the day I can deal with by just going
downstairs or across the hall to the older kid's room. Her's is a north-facing room with ample heavy shade, so it's always about 80 during the day,
pretty pleasant. Ours faces south in full sun with no shade til about 2 hours prior to sunset, yuck.
If I need to be up in our room during the day, all our attempts to thwart the UV heat impact have helped, but the HUMIDITY, oh my GAWD. It's a sauna
24/7 right now. Neither one of us can sleep at night, it's SO sticky humid.
How's the garden, kids, hubby, Burt and cats and...whatever else you have? Ha, trying to keep track of them all.
The garden's...not as good as prior container gardening years. I think the really cool spring and then the switch to hot and humid overnight really
threw the plants for a loop. My Cilantro indeed bolted (pretty little white flowers, though) and now the Dill is bolting. Some other herbs are still
very slowly growing, others still look like they hit the pause button. My Cayennes are slooooowly growing, but I doubt I'll get anything off them this
year. My one Habanero is desperately trying to catch up, but I also doubt that one will fruit, too. The Ghost Peppers are having heavy flower bud
drop, which I'm trying to rectify with different food (for flowering plants) I suspect they're not being pollinated properly, but even though I'm
doing it by hand with a q-tip, they're still dropping buds. They seem to be really loving this god-awful heat, they're not showing signs of stress, so
I doubt it's that.
The pumpkin vine and the garlic are doing great, they're the only things that MIGHT have an end result.
I can't complain too much, one of hubby's co-workers was livid that several dozen heirloom corn plants she was growing suddenly bolted overnight on
her, and her herb garden is doing about as lousy as ours. Her other veggies are also stunted and slow to grow. It HAS to have been the swing from cool
spring to slap-you-in-the-face summer, nothing else makes sense.
Kids are doing good, sort of. Older kid seems oblivious to the heat and humidity, but the younger one is feeling it and NOT happy. She also has a
north-facing room downstairs, under her sister's room, but she just can't handle the heat & humidity. "That's IT, I'm DONE. WHERE'S THE SNOW
Burto Bunny is absolutely fine, the weather's not phasing him at all this year. Last year, it bothered him a lot, but this year? Acting like it's
nothing. Hubs has also finally listened and figured out how to get Burt to like him instead of viewing him as that guy who grabs him and puts him in
the carrier to go to the vet -- give him fruit snacks. ESPECIALLY fresh raspberries off the bush in the yard, he's more than willing to be best
friends for one of those!
The cat's not liking the heat, he's one miserable
kitty. He can never find a cool spot to lay down in, it's an all-day-long trek in vain
through the house everyday searching for it. Even the basement is too warm -- we're running just the furnace's fan to circulate air down there to
avoid heavy condensation from humid air (it's a PITA to clean up) but it also circulates the warm air from elsewhere in the house as a downside.
And the bird agrees with Burt -- the weather's fine, let's screech our head off and drive the hot people nuts!
I may or may not have threatened
to turn him into a chicken mcnugget a few times...