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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dog Days of Summer

,It is HOT!  How hot you say?  Here is Mattie and Chloe at the lake.  Not moving much except to follow the shade around.
A screen shot of my phone at 7:30 p.m. Just a few moments ago.  100 F !!!!   Unbelievable.  The high was 109 F today.  106F yesterday.  We broke every record on file for both days.  In our 23 years in the northwest, I don't ever remember having this hot of weather before.  At least it's low humidity which helps somewhat.
This is the 10 day forecast.  Not much relief.
We had a 60th wedding anniversary party yesterday so we came home from the lake at noon.  I must admit that the air conditioning at home is very welcome.  After the party we went to the church to set up for the potluck today.  After setting up lots and lots of tables and chairs and doing all of the prep work we could, Dennis and I went to Larry and Nita's house to swim and cool down.  They have a 21 x 40 foot in ground pool.  It felt SO good to jump into that cool water.

After church today and the clean-up from the potluck, we again went to their house to swim.  We opted to stay home from the lake today because I have another test at the hospital tomorrow morning.  This way we both didn't have to make the drive back home tomorrow morning.  I'm planning to go out tomorrow after the test.  By the way...the good news is they haven't found anything wrong with me so far.  The bad news is I almost had a heart attack when I opened the latest bill on Friday.  Oh my goodness!!!  I may have to go back to work.  We have a HUGE deductible that has almost been met with all of these tests.  I'm not exaggerating my friends.  After this "tilt-table" test tomorrow and the one planned for next week, we should be maxed out on the deductible.  Then the insurance is supposed to  pay 70% of anything after the deductible is met.

We have another potluck planned with friends at the lake on Wednesday evening and then the resort owners are hosting a barbecue on the 4th of July for all of the residents.  That's us!  They provide hamburgers and hot dogs and fireworks.  We provide side dishes and dessert.  It's always a lot of fun but it will be SO hot this year.  Yuck!  I'm looking forward to jumping into the lake tomorrow afternoon.  Dennis bought me a new chair floaty thingy so I can just sit in the water for hours and stay cool. As long as I remember to put on my sunscreen. :-)

I've been reading a lot and the only crafty things I'm doing is my quilt-as-you-go squares.  It's just too hot for yarn right now.

I hope you're all having a lovely summer.  I'm enjoying reading all of your blogs and seeing the beautiful flowers, birds and vacations.

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."  John 1:5

Blessings,
Betsy