We are in the middle of a heat wave. Temperatures have been over 30 Celcius each day and the humidex is in the high 30’s low 40’s – it’s HOT.

I am very thankful for air conditioning. During the day we keep it at 24 and then run it for a few hours before bed. This is very helpful for sleeping.

Even during the heat I like to get outside to do work around the yard. I try to do most of the work in the early morning before the afternoon heat kicks in.

For the most part I don’t mind the heat too much, but what I don’t like is the absense of rain. It is very dry and keeping the flower beds moist is important. With this type of weather often comes severe thunderstorms, but they’ve been absent for the most part.

The heat is not expected to break for at least the next five days. Till then we will retreat to the basement most days where it is even cooler.