Our area is expecting an unusually hot heat wave over the next few days. By Monday, our temps are expected to reach 109º F. After that, the 10-day forecast is nothing less than 95º for any given day. I'm guessing it won't be much cooler now until October or November. I hope I'm wrong.
Marty left this morning by car, headed to Arizona. He'll spend tonight at his 90-year old dad's (he'd been evacuated for a day due to a wild fire in his area), then Sunday afternoon he'll head to Phoenix for a 3-day business trip and drive home on Thursday. The highs in Phoenix for the next 5-10 days are all in the 110s+. How do people live in Phoenix? Certainly not without air-conditioning.
I'm thinking I might look for a retirement home on the coast of Oregon! I stand the heat less and less as I add on the years, and weight. I was recently reading some old letters written by my grandmother. She lived on the Oregon coast because she couldn't tolerate the heat. I was chuckling as I read what she wrote, more than once, that it was too warm that day....and it had reached only 74º. I don't think I'm that bad yet, but I'm getting there.
If you're in a hot zone, stay safe, cool and hydrated! If you're in a cool zone wishing for heat...head to the southwest - we have plenty to spare!