Ok this is the official vent over the heat thread..........cuz we all know we wanna. I'll start by saying I lived through one hellova drought in 1986 with similar temps.........and actually, I'm a bit worried we're going to have a repeat performance, except that drought didn't cover but maybe a couple of states. That was one miserable summer in which the kids were parked in a wading pool all day because I couldn't begin to afford AC. I was living in my hometown in Illinois at the time and the massive lake in Decatur literally dried up. I mean you could walk across it and it might have come to your knees at the deepest part. Ducks died off, those that didn't followed people at the park around and literally begged for food. Water was strictly regulated. I was literally breaking the law to fill that little wading pool........but I did it only every few days, skimming it with a butterfly net to clean it each morning. We're not under water restriction that I'm aware of......but man, is it getting dry around here. Neighbor's lawns are literally frying and turning brown. I've got more clover than good grass and mine is greener than theirs. But when it stopped raining, I also stopped mowing, to try and keep it from dying off. It has brown spots where there is more grass than clover.....but it almost looks like I water it except it's not really growing. Don't count the back yard, those weeds don't seem daunted much by either heat or sun/dry weather. And HOT! I've decided the weather folks just keep telling us it's going to end soon.......and then they switch the forecast back to upper 90's or 100's at the last minute. I'm getting a little tired of them saying it's going to be 96 and it winds up being 102 ect without heat index. Now, they're saying Monday will be in the upper 80's. I'll believe it when I see it. Because until yesterday they were saying that was supposed to happen sunday. omg It's so bad..........for the most part.........I can now walk in 98 degrees (no clue the heat index but it was pretty high yesterday) for 2 miles without it really bothering me much. Now, folks when you get used to that, wow! When it was 102 or 103 and the humidity was really super low.......I wanted to open the darn windows because it felt so much cooler. It's ticking me off though because I don't feel like I'm really getting to enjoy much of the summer. It's just too darn hot to have the dogs out any length of time. (our heat index right now is 108 degrees or more) Shoot, I just had Travis go out and totally drench poor Mr Rowdy in cool water to help cool him down and keep him cool. He also has his metal wash tub full of water. I'd consider bringing him in but I have a houseful of kids, Maggie.........and yeah. Not today. Tonight I'm supposed to walk the kids down the alley so they can go to sleep in their own beds. Uhhh, I'm rethinking that one. It's super hot out there........and we have to walk down the alley.......hot pavement. There are two toddlers and they just don't walk very fast. Plus, that means when easy child gets home at 9pm I have to walk back home........although that part doesn't bother me too much. easy child's boys are NOT used to the heat in any way shape or form. So I'll have to see how hot it is at 8pm.......if it's too hot, I'd load them into the car and take them even without carseats. Doubtful anything is going to happen in a half block alleyway. (course my car has been roasting in the sun all day so will be hotter, just faster to get there.) So? Do you guys think the heat is ever going to break? Shoot, right now I just wish the darn humidity would go away......then I'd be much better.