And all this has happened despite my care in making sure I have no standing water in my yard (other than the cats' water dish, of course, and that gets changed three or four times a day.) I don't know where all these bugs are coming from. Some malevolent neighbor must be deliberately breeding them. They are probably diseased. I expect to develop symptoms of malaria at any time.
At least the sudden onset of heat has increased the appeal of the watermelon I bought some days ago. It sat mostly uneaten for several days, but now makes the perfect snack as I sit by my open window and listen to the summer crickets chirp. I might even buy another one next Sunday. There's no end in sight for the warm nights and warmer days, and clouds have become a rare luxury. It all happened so suddenly.