Tuesday, July 16, 2013




Knew it was imperative Pheebs & I get out this morning to blow some heavily accumulated housebound domestic dust off ourselves.   Kelly had errands to run in Goderich but I just couldn’t get myself into errands mode.  So it was into the Jeep with us & off Pheebs & I went for a short drive. It was 10 a.m. & already the heat & humidity were building.  Even with windows down the warm sticky air had us both panting in minutes. Our drive only lasted half an hour & we were soon home again & back inside.  I have no enthusiasm for hot sticky weather.

Right back in my recliner in front of the fan again & there I remained. For sure the last 5 years or so summer's have been getting hotter & the humid days have definitely been increasing in length & intensity from what I remember. And I have well over 60 years of accumulated weather memories to draw on. Wasn't until about 4 years ago that we even ever had A/C in our house. We were fine all the years before that & we had never had A/C or felt the need to have A/C in those years. When we bought our Jeep in 2010 it did not have A/C in it either & we thought, ‘no problem, not something we have to use much anyway’. We sure mis-guessed that one. Little did we know each summer thereafter would be more intense than the summer before. And nobody but nobody is going to convince me there is no such thing as global warming going on!!


Couple folks wondered about using the generator in our rig a couple night's ago when our power went off. Had the outage continued into the next day that is what we would have done. We were told our power would be back on in a few hours, and it was. Our house stayed reasonably cool until power was restored.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A sheriff walks into a saloon, and shouts for everyone's attention. "Has anyone seen Brown Paper Jake?", he asks. "What's he look like?", asks one shoddy looking cowboy.
"Well", replies the Sheriff. "He wears a brown paper hat, a brown paper waistcoat, a brown paper shirt, brown paper boots, brown paper pants, and a brown paper jacket."
"So what's he wanted for?", asks the same cowboy.
"Rustlin'...", replies the Sheriff.

- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.


  1. We really need a cold Arctic blast right now!

  2. I never liked hot weather to begin with and I'm wilting in this heat.

  3. Looks like it is much hotter there than here in the Kawarthas. At least we have a bit of a breeze here and the pool.
    Hope you can keep cool enough there.

  4. I really do not like hot and humid. We ave been having temps in the 70's and over night in 60's. Quit nice, also very dry.

  5. We have no A/C here..and the mosquitos are very much in the biting mood...Dennis has screens off the porch to paint so we had no alternative but to go inside tonight..booooo!


  6. We are so lucky out here on Vancouver
    Island, we do get mosquitos once in a while, I have never seen those biting
    flies.I don't know anyone who has AC
    in their house, but we do get a lot of grey weather.

  7. we have a portable air conditioner and it has been getting a work out..humid and hot here at our house today!..a few summers ago we were just using fans and then we would wet towels, freeze them and use them for cooling off..thank goodness we don't have to do that anymore!

  8. Thank goodness my furnace is working well, been using it for the last two days. I like 68 degrees when I am in the house and these 46 degree mornings and mid 60 degree days do not keep my home warm. Our biting bugs are not as bad as they were, but you still have to keep moving.

  9. Even the bugs thought it too hot to fly around. Yesterday we got an eastern breeze spring up in the afternoon. That was sooo good.

  10. You are absolutely correct Al since 1880, when worldwide industrialisation began to gather pace and reliable statistics were first collected on a global scale, the world has warmed by 0.75 degrees Celsius.
    However, that is for the world, I don't know how much of an increase there has been in Bayfield, Ontario, Canada. It is also an average for the world, while Bayfield is going up some other place in the world is going down.
    Yes, the climate is changing and will continue to do so until the is no atmosphere remaining to change. May we all live long enough to see it happen.

  11. Al, if you want to move to somewhere cooler in summer and warmer in the winter check out Metchosin, a small community 50 minutes from Victoria on the most southern point of Vancouver Island BC. The temps are great in the summer and winter. The Victoria area rarely gets any snow in the winter ... once every few years. We are staying at an RV park (Pedder Bay) right now, but if I wanted space and away from the hustle and bustle of the city all of the properties here are large lots. This is mostly a farming community. Try and stay cool! Deb

  12. This has nothing to do with the heat. I just read this article on bbc. About Valley fever in Avenal, CA.
    "An incurable illness in the dust."

  13. Don't want to rub it in but we turned off our ac yesterday afternoon and haven't turned it back on yet here in Congress...just wonderful monsoons moving in almost every afternoon lately. Was up in Prescott yesterday and it was down right cool...

  14. The heat and humidity just zaps your energy!! Here in the deep south it can be unbearable at times!! Stay cool...this too shall pass!!

  15. I agree, the weather has been changing over the years and I don't like it.