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10 SIGNS IT’S HOT IN TEXAS

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10 SIGNS IT’S HOT IN TEXAS

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I’ve lived in Texas most of my life, except when we were sent places courtesy of the U. S. Army, and I’ll tell you, it gets hot here. The hottest I’ve experienced here was 115 degrees. That’s happened a few times. One of those times I was locked out of the house, and had to wait until the mister came home from work to open the door. We didn’t have cell phones back then. I was melting!

These observations are all my own, though I’ve seen similar lists here and there. With that said, here we go…

  1. When you turn on the kitchen water faucet trying for cold water, you only get very warm water.
  2. The roads we drive on are so hot, the asphalt/tar gets all sticky. The car’s tires make a squishy sound driving on the street.
  3. Some TV news cast person will try to fry an egg on a sidewalk.
  4. When going outside, (only if you must), the wind, which is always blowing here, hits you like a blast furnace. More than  likely it has the dirt blowing in it, too, so we are sandblasted.
  5. The metal parts of your car’s seat belt brands you like cattle.
  6. Your air conditioning unit will inevitably go out. (yes, this has happened)
  7. Grass here isn’t very green in the summer. It is brown and crispy. (and we have severe water restrictions against watering lawns)
  8. The weather guys say a ‘cold’ front is moving in, but it only cools us down to the mid 90s.
  9. Birds pant from the heat, just like dogs do. (we make sure all outside critters have a bowl of cool water, sometimes even with ice cubes in it, for them)
  10. If you wear make-up, it will melt off your face as soon as you step outside.

Today was 100 degrees, and Saturday we will be up to 109!

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© 2017 BS

HOW I SPENT MY FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

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HOW I SPENT MY FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

Hey, how much fun did you have over the holiday weekend? Here in the U. S. we celebrate our Independence Day by blowing up things…well, fireworks anyway. We, ourselves, didn’t buy any, but got to see a really good showing of them right here in the neighborhood. The noise was loud, the colors were pretty, and there were lots of big sparkly ones that lit up the dark sky. Off in the distance, we could hear the rumble of lots more. We must have stood out there in the front yard for an hour, oohing and ahhing at them.

Earlier that day, we’d gone to some relatives house to have a cook-out. We had hot dogs, hamburgers, and all the trimmings, plus dessert. It was yummy! It was fun to visit with everyone, and got to see my grand-daughter, too! Later on, that afternooon, I made a potato salad to share with neighbors, while they shared the bbq meat, and all was very good.

Then sometime during the night, after we’d gone to bed, our air conditioner blew up…well, not literally, but it did quit working. It blew the fuse in the mechanism out there. We replaced the fuse the next morning, and it blew it again. So, off we went to the home improvement store, to ask about getting a new system installed. Hmm, no problem…we just have to wait till Monday, because, you know, holiday weekend and all.

Yeah, Texas in the summer…it is hot…so hot. You really don’t want to spend the weekend without air-conditioning in your house, but that is what we had to do. We did have a couple of fans, and that has helped. The cats, in their fur coats, didn’t appreciate the situation either.

So, today is Monday, and we have a person coming over to give an estimate. I am thinking, he will probably have to order the A/C system from somewhere, and we’ll have to wait until it comes in, before it can be installed…on another day. Meanwhile, we are still sweating here in the house…average temperature at 90 degrees F.

Anyway, that’s how our 4th of July weekend went. How about yours?