There are now three days coming up when there will be some chance of a little bit of rain, but of course if it comes it will be hot rain. If I want to stand under hot water I'll take a shower, thanks. Only the longer range forecast offers any hope for a decently cool night, and long range forecasts are pretty chancy. I do hope this one works out, though, because it is predicting a low of 59 degrees a week from tomorrow night. What a luxury that would be!
There have been some clouds today, and now they appear to be getting thicker, just when we no longer need them for shade. I hope they dissipate not long after nightfall, lest they put a lid on the heat again. It feels enough like a pressure cooker around here already. I keep hoping that the unlikely happens and the rest of the summer turns mild, but Hell is doing the opposite of freezing over.
Had my chiropractor not gone out of town on vacation this week,
It's a really, really good thing the fruitless mulberry tree outside my window has gotten really big again after its most recent pollarding. It would be so much worse in here with hours of afternoon glare instead of the dense shade the tree provides. I must remember to give it a good drink soon. I've been doing minimal watering, but that tree must be protected, even if it means shorting some of the lesser plants. A new bush can grow pretty fast, but if that tree died it would be a decade before a replacement would provide such good shade.
It's about time for me to start thinking about fixing a sandwich for dinner. Another thing I'm looking forward to once the heat wave ends is getting a hot meal. I'm so tired of salads and sandwiches. If the heat was going to persist for much longer than it's expected to I might even get tired of beer, and that would be a real disaster. Let's hope it never comes to that!