Seattle Heat Wave

record breaking temps

Yesterday it was 105 degrees. Today it may “cool down” to the upper nineties. But what I’m really looking forward to is Friday’s “refreshing” 85 prediction.

We found a shade tree at the beach yesterday and spent two hours floating in the water. But even still the kids were hot, tired, and cranky at day’s end. Today we may find something to do indoors.

Our house stays cool, considering. Until around 4pm when the sun hits my kitchen, the main floor is typically ten degrees cooler than outside, and our basement even cooler. In fact, as I sat on my basement couch in a damp swim suit with the fan blowing on me, I actually felt goosebumps on my arms.

The biggest challenge for me is to stay on top of dinner. Nobody wants to be cooking in a 100 degree kitchen at 5pm, so I’ve been cooking in the morning and serving cold dinners. In fact, I’ve been waking up at 5:30 all week to Get Things Done before 11 so we can spend the rest of the day laying around complaining about how hot we are.

Perhaps today we will run errands in our air conditioned car?

One thought on “Seattle Heat Wave”

  1. It is refreshing to see someone who actually understands the excessive heat we are having here. Thanks for sharing the list of hot cities.

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