Wednesday was the first day of summer . . . and it really hit the ground running. The last two days it was about 90 degrees here and with the humidity it felt like it’ was about 100. That usually means thunderstorms in the afternoon/evening – and we sure got them the last couple of days. It was 74 degrees when I got up Thursday morning at 5:30 a.m. This is the kind of weather that we usually get in July or August. If we’re getting it now, what are we going to get then?
Since it’s been so warm, I’ve had to cut back on Luci’s exercise every night. I still take her for a walk, but it’s a shorter walk than normal. She’s learned the long route and looks at me funny when I tell her we aren’t going that way tonight. She’s still got a bunch of energy when we get back home so we have to play fetch in the yard to wear her out. I’m afraid to take her for a long walk when it’s so hot. What if she collapses and I have to carry all 76 lbs. of her back home? Then I’d collapse!
I’ve even had to use the AC in my car (Yes, I got the Dog Mobile back on Wednesday!) I don’t normally use the AC because it sucks up too much gas . . . with gas close to $3.00 a gallon here, I’d rather roll down the windows. But you can’t do that when it’s raining cats and dogs the whole drive home.
Just in time for the wonderful summer weather – poor Hubby has a horrible cold. Remember the cold I got about a month ago where I got one symptom a day? Hubby got all the symptoms overnight. He went to bed feeling okay and woke up Thursday morning sounding like Froggy from Little Rascals (you do know Froggy from Little Rascals, don’t you?) He stayed home from work yesterday because he just felt so bad . . . and because he didn’t want to spread his germs around his co-workers or customers. Luci was thrilled that Daddy was home with her all day yesterday. Normally when Daddy is home, he and Luci spend the day outside doing stuff. Then she realized that Daddy being sick meant that he was going to sleep on the couch all day and he expected her to stay in the house with him. Good luck trying that with a 9 month old puppy! Hubby learned what it’s like to get up every 10 minutes to let the dog out and then let her back in 10 minute later. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that little dog so happy to see me come home from work.
Blacky is the complete opposite. He was very happy to spend the day laying on the floor in front of the couch keeping Daddy company while he channel surfed. Blacky has always been very good at keeping someone company when they don’t feel well. He just seems to understand that you don’t feel good and that he needs to just lay there quietly with you. It might have something to do with the fact that Hubby likes to snack when he doesn’t feel good and is very generous with sharing the snacks with the doggies.
The weather has cooled off some since we got a big rainstorm last night. It’s supposed to be partly cloudy with temps in the high 70’s and much lower humidity. The weatherman this morning called it perfect weather for the first weekend of summer.
But it’s summertime in Ohio . . . we’ll have to see if they’re right.