The people who moved in next door a few days ago have a large propane tank (about five gallons) sitting next to their driveway, about ten feet from the south wall of my house. I don't know if it's empty or full, but it spent several hours in full sunlight on this 100-degree day. I hope the tank is well-made. I don't want to be at the epicenter of the summer's next big fire.
I've resisted turning on the air conditioning even though the indoor temperature hit 83 degrees at seven o'clock. It has dipped just a bit since then, so there's probably no point in mechanically cooling it yet. The outdoor temperature isn't expected to go below 70 tonight, so I want to save the electricity to run the air conditioner for an hour or so early in the morning, to get the place cool enough that I can go to sleep. The heat wave could break tomorrow, but break in this case means only that it will drop into the high eighties for the next few days. I'm ready to call the weather police.