Wednesday, July 29, 2009

You Know It's Hot When...

Ok, so most of you may have heard that Seattle is getting a record breaking heat wave this week. Today was over 100 degrees. We don't have air conditioning. We have only 2 fans in our house. We stopped by a few stores to by fans for the kids rooms today. Every store is sold out. We're dying. Today was the hottest day ever for Seattle. I saw on TV last night that Seattle was hotter than Miami, hotter than Phoenix, hotter than Houston, even hotter than hell. Ok, maybe they didn't say that. I think the only city that was hotter was Vegas.
I've been busy this week trying to come up with things to do to keep the kids cool. Today we went to the science center. We spent the whole day in the nicely air conditioned buildings watching IMAX movies and looking at bugs. Yesterday we went to the movies and then to a water park in the afternoon. On Monday we went to the beach. Tomorrow is still supposed to reach 90 something. I thought about going bowling, but that would only last an hour. Maybe see another movie... again... So I started to come up with this list:
You know it's hot when:
1. You think spending an afternoon in the nicely air conditioned ER might not be such a bad idea.
2. The string cheese that you packed for the kids snack has liquefied (Yuck!).
3. The stores have sold out of window fans.
4. The stores have sold out window air conditioners.
5. The stores are still packed with people even though there is nothing left to buy because the stores themselves are air conditioned.
6. A root canal is starting to sound good because then you could lay down for a few hours in the air conditioned office.
7. It might finally be time to join an air conditioned gym.
8. Your house is 90 degrees inside and that's still cooler than the outside temperature of 100.
9. You stick your feet in the tub while giving your kids a bath to help them cool down.
10. After taking a shower you go to put on your lotion as you usually do but this time when you squeeze some into your hands, it's warm.
11. Adults actually go in the water sprinklers at the water spray park.

Hope you're staying cool!


a corgi said...

that is hot and its hard when you are not used to it and you don't have air conditioning; we live in a place where we know it will be hot in summer and we are prepared for it, but Seattle doesn't usually get that hot! I think you are doing the right things to try to keep as comfortable as you can; I hope the weather breaks and it cools down a bit for you all


Judy Haley (CoffeeJitters.Net) said...

yeah, this heat is really getting to me. I have a paper due in the morning and there was no way I could work on it today - it was so hot my computer was acting funny. I'll be pulling an allnighter tonight, but at least it's cooler now.

Karen said...

I feel for you. I lived in a humid shore town growing up with no air conditioner. How I survived the first 18 years of my life, I'll never know. Hopefully the heat wave will break soon.

Joyce-Anne said...

Can you go to the library? That might kill some time before or after bowling. Good luck! I hope yoour heat wave breaks soon.

Michelle said...

Oh I've heard some stories of misery and woe there. Here's hoping it cools down soon! Love the list. And weren't you just complaining about all the unusual snow? ;)

Talon said...

I laughed at #11 - that's a sure sign of a heat wave!

The weather is crazy, this year! I hope you get some relief soon. Joyce-Anne's suggestion is a good one - and it doesn't cost anything!

Cathy said...

that's so crazy! yesterday in CO we had a record low temp! #5 is so hilarious and true--i hope it cools down soon. :)

girlytwins said...

We are having crazy hot weather too but we are used to it and have the AC running like crazy :)