Last mini heat wave had us at 97 degrees.......and I refused to look at the heat index because in my opinion it only makes a person feel hotter. I survived it without AC......but it was miserable, especially on Molly and Maggie. This heatwave is due to last about 10 days. Now when I looked at the forecast yesterday it said today was going to be like 94 degrees. That was bad enough. This morning they switched it to 101 degrees and that is without the heat index. WTH? So far the rest of the week is like mid-upper 90's.......but after the quick forecast change.....not so sure I believe them. This is OHIO folks. Now my poor mom will be seeing at least 103 degrees tomorrow as will a friend of mine in chicago, last I heard. Yesterday it was like 77 degrees and got cold last night.....I had all the blankets back on the bed. omg It is winter went away and someone turned on the weird weather switch. This is our 3rd heat wave already. I'm NOT grinning and dealing with it with no AC. I can't. I don't know where the money will come from to pay the bill.........but yeah. I asked easy child to have sister in law stop over on his way to work to put in my window units. I'm gonna have to svck it up and deal. (I don't even LIKE AC) I'm going to set up the extra large dog crate for Mr Rowdy for tomorrow so he can come inside during the worst of the heat. Not sure where I'm gonna put it yet.......but he can't stay out with his super thick double layer coat in 101 degrees even in total shade. I know there is a large area going to be affected by this wave as well. My trip to visit my mom was cancelled and we've no clue when we'll be able to reschedule. She doesn't want us driving in such heat for 8 hrs, or stuck along the highway in it due to the car overheating or something. We haven't had rain in a while. Dayton area obviously has had very little rain.......everything is so dry. Saw that last weekend. We've gotten more than they have. So what is your forecast? And please, those in the heat wave drink plenty of water, check on outside pets and make sure they have plenty of shade and water.....bring them inside if you can.......and be careful.