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Sunday, August 21, 2016

If It Isn't The Cold, It's The Heat ...

August 2016 - the average temperature without a humidex reading has been 29.2⁰ and with no rain since June a severe drought has been declared. So many wells have run dry and so many crops have withered in the fields. At my house we’ve sacrificed the garden and flowers for household water, we’ve been lucky.
Finally Mother Nature let us know she hasn’t forgotten us. This morning I woke to rain and for the third time in a week I sat happily on the porch with my coffee, listening to the rain on the steel roof watching the grass get green again. Rain, real rain and cool temperatures. Suddenly it dawned on me I’ve acclimatized to the heat. It was 22⁰ and there I sat wearing a hoodie and a down vest: if it wasn’t pouring rain, it would be a perfect day (temperature) to dawn the riding gear and go for a ride.
Well, this is Canada and it seems if it isn’t the cold that has us complaining, it’s the heat and that’s my story. And other than house cleaning, what do you do when it's raining, catch up on your favorite bloggers. (Oh, the orange buckets; they're part of my rain bank. I'm saving, just in case.)

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  1. 29 C is almost jacket weather. We are at 26 C this morning with 50% humidity and rain in the forecast. I think I am going for a ride as I'm waterproof and it isn't supposed to be above 38 this afternoon.

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    1. I am just too sweet to ride in the rain anymore; I'm sure I'd melt (or explode if I get hit by lightening!)
      Talk about temperature shock, this morning was 12 degrees and very little humidity. I've become accustomed to plus 25 for my morning walk. Forecast for tomorrow is back over the 25 mark with a humidex of over 30.

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  2. "what do you do when it's raining"

    Go out for a ride to splash through the puddles. I heard that this was a great year for blueberries but, unfortunately, I spent too much time in Barrow…

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    1. Blueberries ... Oh no. I'm going to have to ride to Nova Scotia - it's the blueberry capital of Canada. (Or I could go a little north of here and get them too.)
      Around here, splashing in the puddles seems to mean slipping on the squashed frogs. Poor frogs. The rain was apparently not a good thing for them.

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  3. We also gather rainwater. it's draining into a huge barrel. We'd never use drinking water for watering the lawn. I gave up on complaining about the weather, Karen, because for some strange reason it doesn't change a bit ;-)

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    1. Sonja, I have a giant rain barrel as well, the orange buckets plus 5 collapsible water jugs are just insurance. The rain barrel ran dry two weeks ago.
      I have to agree might as well just accept the weather: too hot to ride then walk (or clean!)

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  4. You are so lucky you guys finally got some rain. We are still waiting and new forest fires are cropping up every other day. Come on rain.....

    Hope the rest of summer is good to you.

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    1. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and doing my rain dance for you. I know how busy our fire departments have been here but in this area there are roads most everywhere where tanker trucks can get to fires quickly and most have been contained within 24 hours. We've had only one fire that required a water bomber assist (knock on wood.) We are still under drought conditions but it's looking much better. Rain On.

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  5. Karen - Waking up to the sound of rain the other day was music to my ears. It's been a great summer for golf, riding, swimming, and generally hanging out, but seeing everything that had shrivelled up from drought return to green was something to behold. But now they've had their drink and I'm ready for a few more hot, dry weeks before it gets too cold. And 12 degrees in the morning? I'm with you there - brrrrrr..

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  6. David, I think my well could use one more day of rain so I can feel okay about doing laundry at home again, but I'm with you - bring on more days (weeks) like yesterday and today. Sunny, warm and wonderful; winter will be here again before we know it.

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  7. Love reading your blog! Thanks for the post!
    Jessica

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  8. Enjoyed your post! In Florida with the storm, it's been nothing BUT rain and I'm just too damned old to ride in the rain anymore. Once it clears out, it will be back up to 93F - no September Fall here.

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