Straight from Beelzebub

Posted Tue, 07/25/06

Sunday was a scorcher from hell. At four o'clock in the afternoon, it was still 105˚F (37.78˚C). This sort of heat is not typical in the Inland Northwest.

It goes without saying that I did not venture outside too often on Sunday, except to accompany Foofer and Rainee on their "essential" breaks. Even they dislike the intense heat. They take care of business, and then scamper to the back entrance to push the door open with their noses to retreat inside. I leave the door slightly ajar when we are outside so they can do just that.

Monday was an inferno as well, prompting the local utility company to reach its peak capacity. They asked people to "voluntarily shut off non-essential appliances" to conserve power.

I am craving a cool rain storm.

Tags: Foofer; Rainee