We have been having the MOST horrendous heat wave here in the Vancouver area! It's been in the mid-30's C or well into the 90's F, with no end in sight for at least another week. With all the fans going in the house, we still can't get any relief. Our sumers are always good but not this hot. Rather, it's usually in the mid-20's or mid to high 70's, which is a lot more bearable.
Click to enlarge photos - can you see the half moon in the sky? And the red sky over the North Shore mountains?
Last night, we resorted to driving (in the AC car) to the local beach down at Boundary Bay - took our collapsible chairs and a bit of a picnic supper and, with the breeze off the water, finally cooled down a bit. When we got home, I put on a shortie nightgown (that looks like a sun dress) and sat with my feet in a bucket of cold water while my sweetie watered the lawn and garden, periodically spraying me (accidently, of course!) with the mist. Oh, man! It felt so good - but don't tell him that I said that.
We are going again tonight and are going to stay until it's dark! And this time we're going to sit closer to the public restrooms so we won't have to go home so soon. And we're going to drink gallons of something or other! Hopefully, the little food stand will be open so we can get an ice-cream, too.
Note: Just home from spending time in a restaurant, drugstore, and grocery store trying to get cool and noticed the thermostat on the main drag read 100F/38C!!
Anyone else suffering like this?
- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.