Friday, August 26, 2011

Breaking Records


I googled for a picture of a "hot sun" and came across this one.  I thought it was a little easier on the eyes than a picture of the glaring, eye squinting sun we have had endlessly here. 

It implies water.

We don't have any.

We haven't had a good any rain in months and are in a horrible drought.  We get teased every once in a while with some thunder and sprinkles but that's about the extent of it.

This past weekend Tom and I went to visit my ex boss, Dr. M-R for his 75th birthday.  He has a home on Cedar Creek Lake in Mabank.  Here is a view from his back porch.

The lake is 5ft below what it should be.  Normally the water fills up the front dock. 

Here is a close up of his boat dock.  They can't put their boat in the water because it's too shallow.   

We are probably going to break the all time record of 100+ degree days we have ever had in one really long hot summer. So far we have had

60 days 100 or over!

We've been breaking all kinds of heat records down here.  "Highest Highs" and my favorite "Highest Lows".  That's when it's like 90 degrees at 6 am when I'm on my way to work with the air conditioner on MAX.  It is not natural!  Needless to say we're all kind of cranky.


Today is "National Dog Day".  I don't have one.  Hug your dog for me!

Today in History (1920)

The 19th amendment to the constitution was passed giving women the right to vote.

I vote "The Highest Temperature May Never Exceed 90 Degrees Ever!"


  1. i wish I could send down some of the "cooler" air we ha this morning! It is going to be 90 this afternoon but it was lovely while it lasted this morning!

    Maybe "Irene" will blow some rain toward Texas after this week-end!! Hope so for all of you!

  2. Kat, how is your mum handling all the heat? It must be hard on her? I here she is not well. Prayers.

  3. To Anonymous. Mom is just fine. Cardiologist says many birthdays to come. Thanks for asking.

  4. Today is beautiful but rain would make it so much nicer!