Here is some burl on a tree. It's a little unseemly.
Well, kids. You know how much I hate to talk about the weather, but I live in Iowa and a lot of times, that's all we've got going on. Today was 111 degrees with the heat index. Ouch!
I figured I'd be smart and donate plasma after work. It's air conditioned there and it wasn't like I was going to try and run in this shit. Donating was just fine. I started my new book, The Corrections and so far it is a little depressing and makes me uncomfortable to read...But that's the sign of a good book, right?
Anyway, everything was just fine, until I got home and hung out in my un-airconditioned house. Holy shite! I was dehydrated anyway, and sitting around sweating all night (pretty) didn't help that at all. At one point, my sister called me and I was so spaced out, I couldn't really figure out what she was talking about. I decided to just start drinking whatever I had in the fridge. I made some wild raspberry sun tea on Sunday and I downed almost the whole gallon of that. Which helped, but I'm still a little out of it.
Last night, I was smart and decided to sort through the 6 or so window air conditioners the old owner had wrapped in garbage bags all over my house and garage. Luckily, I found one that didn't weigh 700 lbs and wasn't from the 70's and set that up in Stinky's upstairs, not very well insulated dormer room, that gets uncomfortably warm when it's about 75 degrees out. I set it all up for her by myself while she was at work. I wanted her to come home to a pleasant surprise. I always love coming home from work to something unexpected and nice. So, her lair is pretty much perfect right now. If this heat doesn't go away tomorrow, like they say it's supposed to, I might set up camp in Stinky's room.
Now, though? Now, I'm going to bed and hope the storms don't wake me up tonight and bring more pleasant temperatures in their wake tomorrow. Then I will have one last day before my 4 day birthday weekend when I'm sure everything will be all dolphins and rainbows and stuff...