Tuesday, July 24, 2007

HEAT WAVE!!!

Ok, I don't know who forgot to tell Mother Nature but this is NORTH DAKOTA!!! We are not supposed to have temps in the upper 90's/lower 100's for a week straight!!! Let alone heat index in the 110-115degree ranges! A day every now and then is fine but a week of this. Come on!!! The a/c can't even keep up here at work to keep the dealership cool. Ok, so the whole west side of the showroom is windows and I'm sure that has something to do with it, but still. They havev shades on them and it's still got to be pushing 85+ degrees in my office right now. It's a good thing everyone around here stinks or I'd be embarrassed.

Tomorrow there is supposed to be a cold front coming thru late in the day. :-) With that it brings the high probability that we will be dealing with SEVERE thunderstorms tomorrow night. So I'm prepared. We will be sleeping at my mom and dad's lake home. Just gonna go there to start with and get the kids to bed. That is so much easier than having to get them up in the middle of the night and leave.

It's also worrysome because of our animals at home during this heat wave. I make sure they all have plenty of water before I leave in the mornings, but WOW it's hot! At least i don't have to worry about watering my garden. My hubby has had a bad habit of leaving the gates open this year after feeding the cattle. Yep, you guessed it. The other day Emilee came out and said,"Ummm Mom, there is a black cow on the driveway by the fence". I was like, it's just pepper (the dog) cause daddy tied her up last night. Then I looked outside and didn't see any black cows on the driveway so I looked to the other side of the yard and there staring me down was one of our highlander/long-horn cross cows. Yep and they have LONG HORNS!!! I was like, Hubby, ALL OF THE COWS ARE OUT!!! So out we went to chase them back in. I walked around the corner of the house and was like "Oh shoot (but a little plainer english than that) the bull is out too!" The cows don't scare me. The bull scares me. So hubby and I chased them back in with no trouble; however, I have no idea how long they had been out. We were so lazy on Sunday that it was probably all afternoon. My corn/colorabi (?sp)/onions/lettuce is all gone out of the garden. They did leave my cucumbers alone though! :-)

Guess I don't have to worry about pulling weeds too much now. They whole thing can just be tilled except the little area around my cucumbers. Thanks Hubby, I really wasn't wanting much of a garden this year anyways.

You know as much as I'm complaining about the heat today, give me 6 months and I'll probably be complaining because we are having high temps in the -20 degree range. Actually I really don't mind that so much. You can always put on more clothes to keep warm....you can only take off so many layers here at work before it's inappropriate! ;-p

2 comments:

Jeff and Michelle said...

My relatives live in ND, I haven't been there in years, but I do remember some very HOT days! Haven't been there in the winter, but I've heard they are harsh!

Julie said...

I am sorry your in the heat- welcome to my world- :) but at least here it is what we are use to. Hang in there!