We are under attack. The weather went from a mild 70's & 80's to a scorching 95 to 105. It is hot, hotter than Hades. Where did the weather come from? How do we go from a nice mild climate to HOT? Not sure, but it does. It's pretty bad when you wake up and already have boob sweat or ball sweat (depending on who you are).
So for the past two days we have been trying to stay cool in this crazy hot weather...with little success. I live in an old house that doesn't have central heat, nor does it have air conditioning. With any luck we will put in a window unit which really only cools off the living room. I guess it's better than nothing. When the window unit does go in it's because dear, loving hubby can't take the heat anymore...he is not fond of HOT weather. Back to the last two days....my house stays somewhat cool til about 2 and then it heats up and fast. We have been staying inside trying to stay cool, moving as slowly as a sloth so as not to produce heat from our movement.
Today the boys wanted to pull out the pool a friend gave us a few years ago. My BIL was home and together the boys pulled it out, cleaned it up, and proceeded to fill it up.....on his deck. Very redneck, hillbilly.....when you're that hot nobody even cares. The boys and their cousins had such a great time splashing, jumping, floating they didn't want it to end. They were very disappointed when I called them in for dinner. However, as soon as dinner was over they infiltrated Julia's deck and continued to enjoy the refreshingly cool water.
Apparently we weren't the only ones suffering the heat. Our birds were feeling it too. They look pretty funny when they are hot. They hold their wings out to the side, just like I hold my arms to the side in the truck with the AC full blast. They also have their beaks wide open and pant, almost like they just can't get oxygen quite fast enough. This is Rhodie, our Rhode Island Red, you can see his wings out and his beak is slightly open. Now picture all 15 birds like this. They stand as still as possible while they try to cool off.