Too Hot

It doesn’t happen here that often, but the temperature hit 103 here today.  That’s hot for my city.  There is no A/C in my house so we’re avoiding heat generating activities like computers, ovens, thinking…

So, I am just going to go back to the living room and melt for a while and see if I can get a pizza delivered so I don’t have to add more heat by turning on the oven.

Yesterday, Heather and I did think it would be a good idea to go for a hike up in the hills.  One theory was that it might be cooler up there on the ocean side of the ridge.  Here’s what it looked like:

It was hot and dry up there.

It was hot and dry up there.

It was hot, dry and these little flying gnats plagued us the whole hike.   After two hours we got back to our car and went in search of a large cold drink.

Some ideas don’t work out as desired.

Well, that’s all I can take here in the oven office. More after the heatwave breaks.

Till next week,
Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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29 Responses to Too Hot

  1. Debra says:

    My son and his wife live in Oakland and he was telling me about the heatwave up that way, too. It was hot enough here in the Pasadena area to fry an egg on the sidewalk. Typically I never have to run the A/C at night. I usually open up the house as soon as I get home from work, but last week and through the weekend it just cranked on. The thing I noticed was how exhausted we all were. I think my brain was fried. 🙂

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  2. I live in Wisconsin and it has been terribly hot here for the last week…and I haven’t AC either! I hide in the basement! And our dear Governor had forbidden anyone in the state’s environmental chamber to use the words, “CLIMATE CHANGE.” Quite obvious to me that we are experiencing it NOW! I hope we can save Mother Earth before it is too late! Hope you found some comforting coolness somewhere!

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  3. lorieb says:

    it is hot here too, just returned from 4 hrs of work in a garden, cannot believe I lasted 4 hrs!

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  4. dorannrule says:

    Fabulous photo – maybe worth all the discomfort and gnats! I hope the weather breaks for you soon. Nothing makes me grouchier than being over heated. 🙂

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    • Thanks. I snapped a bunch of pictures with my iPhone and got lucky with this one. The forecast is saying we’ve got a couple of more hot days before it breaks. I don’t sleep well in the heat.

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  5. The photo is stunning…but oh my I bet it was tinder dry there to get that rich golden color.

    Hot here (AZ) too.

    I know it is going to be a scorcher when I see twenty people out walking the dogs, jogging, or cycling the neighborhood at 5AM. Usually I am the only one up so early. Anything that needs doing outside must be done before 9AM.

    Grateful I am not in Lake Havasu where it is going to reach 117 today according to the weather gal.

    Stay cool my friend.

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  6. jfwknifton says:

    Not quite the “cool” post it usually is!!

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  7. lifelessons says:

    But this photo is incredible…Did it make it worth the “parchment.” (I know, wrong use of the word, but I just like it.) Andrew, were you not the one making the wooden cross? Did you finish it? If you are and if you did, did you post a picture of the final piece? If it was not you, my apologies…so much going on all the time and it was a few months ago…

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  8. 103! I’d melt. We’re hot down here, but my air works. So I’m pretty happy. I don’t think it’ll be any cooler for you tomorrow, will it?

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    • The weather forecast says we’ve got a couple more 90+ days before it gets back to our normal low 80s for August. Tomorrow, I think I’ll work late at the office – the A/C works great there.

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  9. When we get a few unbearable days—only a few a year—with heavy humidity, I just sit still in the path of my oscillating fan. Sitting still you can always read, meditate, listen to music. The worst thing, though, about a heat wave is how it makes it impossible to sleep comfortably at night. Fortunately, here in the western foothills of Maine, things tend to cool down at night, no matter how hot the day. Hang in there!

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    • We don’t get as high a humidity as you do so it’s a bit better. Normally it cools enough at night that we can keep the house closed during the heat of the day and then only open up when the outside temp cools enough.

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  10. George says:

    103 without a/c….I don’t know if I could cool off if I just laid on my back and did nothing.😊

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  11. Thumbup says:

    I always have thought California is a hot state, no? I was surprised to see you say that it usually does not get hot like this.

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    • Part of it are, but CA is a very diverse state with lots of ‘microclimates.’ It’s also a very big state, I am hundreds of miles north of LA. On any given day there maybe rain, snow, fog and sun somewhere in the state. San Francisco rarely gets above the low 70’s and most nights the fog rolls in. In the gold country it can get up the 90’s in the day and then drop to near freezing over night. A lot happens here.

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  12. An, in Southern California. I am here, too, but I do have A/C, and these are the days of the year we have it for. It’s been cranking the last couple of days.

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    • I’m up here in the SF south bay area. We only get three to four of these a year. Most of the time it doesn’t get much over the mid 80’s. Not enough to justify refitting the house with an A/C unit. Still, there are days I think about calling that HVAC guy.

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