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I was wrong

so… we didn’t reach 100 degrees today.  The recent streak stands at 40.

Some unexpected storms popped up to the north west of us.  They collapsed before they got here (so we didn’t get any rain) but they dropped the temperatures none the less.  It’s currently 84 degrees out.

I know I wanted a cloudy day with a chance of rain, but at this point, it is disappointing… we go so close to the record, I was hoping we’d beat it.   And as I mentioned in a recent post, the 7 day forecast made it seem like it wasn’t even going to be close to dropping below 100.

We are back in the triple digits for the next 7 day forecast – but no thanks! Since it’s over, bring on the Autumn weather please!

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Surviving the Heat.

We just got back from Inks Lake and all I can say is Thank the Lord my in-laws have an R.V.   Temps were topping out at 110.  In the afternoon most of us just sat in the RV and played games (or I read books).

For one of the afternoons, we went to the Longhorn Caverns, which was pretty cool (both figuratively and literally).

Meanwhile, back in DFW, the temps held over 100 so Today is day number 37 and the 7 day forecast calls for 100+ so we should tie the record on Friday and then start surpassing it on Saturday. And it’s not like it’s just hovering at 100  causing us to wonder if the streak will hold or not.  No suspense here:

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Still hot…

It’s still hot. Looks like our ‘lowest’ predicted High for the next week is 104.  That will take us to 38 consecutive 100+ degree days.

In other things, I changed our E-mealz plan today.  We switched over to the Low Fat meal plan.  We’ve noticed now that we are eating dinner regularly, we are eating more.  So, we probably need to watch a little better what we are eating and the low fat plan, while encouraging you to purchase Fat Free, Low Fat, and reduced fat items, also creates meals that use less products like butter, cheese, and creams. The first week of recipes, they look pretty tasty, so we’ll see how it goes.

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H-O-T!

I don’t like the heat – I’m from the overcast PNW.  We are just shy of 2 weeks from breaking a record.  Today was the 30th consecutive day that temperatures were 100 degrees or more.  The record is 42 days in a row – set in 1980.

I HATE the heat – but the competitive / story teller in me figures “we’ve made it this far… whats another 12 or 13 days?”

Did you hear about tropical storm Don? The cloud cover from Don may have kept us under 100 degrees, IF it would have made it up here.

With the exception of our little pocket of North Texas, all of Texas is in a drought, and a pretty extreme drought at that.  We were all cheering on Tropical Storm Don – hoping for a deluge of rain;  at least somewhere in Texas would benefit.  It hit land, and the hot temperatures evaporated the storm within 2 hours. Basically, little to no rain.  The radar of the storm was amazing. Poof! It just disappeared.

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Wonderful Trip

I haven’t blogged in a while. Partly, because we were out-of-town and I suddenly felt very self-conscious about telling the world our house was unoccupied.

We just got back from a 12 day trip to the Northwest. We had a great time with my parents, brother & sis-in-law, and had the joy of meeting up with several of my friends.

Here are some of the things we did:

*visited Mt. Rainier (69 degrees, sunshine and 20 feet of snow)

*Olympic National Park

*Point Refinance, Chambers Bay

*Seattle (Safeco, M’s game & underground tour)

*Ferry ride into Seattle at night

*played 2 games of Settlers (one game had 6 people, my brother came in last place with 8 points, four of us had 9, and the winner got to 10 first!)

*learned a new game “Dominion” which we really enjoyed and will probably be purchasing

*had a Memorial day BBQ

*Went to the Tacoma Glass Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and WA State history museum

*ate at the new Ivars in Puyallup

It was a jam-packed trip – but we also had a couple of days to lay low, enjoy the cloudy, drizzly weather and sleep in.

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Cold!

No, it’s not as cold as Fargo here – but it has been cloudy with drizzle for the past three days. Feels like home.  By Saturday, we are expecting 90s.

And just like home, our house is drafty. I don’t think we turn the heater on at all now that it is officially spring.

Hope it warms up for next week – I’m attempting to see the M’s play middle of next week, here in Texas.

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the moon

I tried to stay up, but got too sleepy. When nothing had changed at 11:30, I went to bed. I woke up at 2 am, and my husband was still up, watching / taking pictures of the moon. I ran outside and looked at it. It was orange. I was disappointed. Thought it was going to be black with a white outline. Guess I should have read the news stories so I would have had a more accurate idea of what to expect.

Then I went back to bed. And now it’s Winter. Not too exciting. 🙂

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