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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Hot and Humid To Wet and Windy.


Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

Even after waking a few times through the night we were both awake around 8:00 this morning. After having breakfast, the first thing we did was check what kind of forecast The Weather Network had to show for our area. By 9:00 the Humidex was already sitting at 93 F (34 C) and it was far from the high for the day. Before finishing my reading I went out to water the landscape in order to keep it from turning brown like many of the surrounding sites. Again I walked across the street to water the plants at both our seasonal weekenders only to be surprised how dry those plants were especially after watering them twice daily for the last few days. As long as I stayed in the shade I felt quite comfortable even in that heat but as soon as any part of me was exposed to the direct sunlight it felt like that part was being cooked. 
Homemade pork Stir Fry.
Back inside I finished my indoor chores just around the time that Kathy was beginning to get things ready to create a stir fry for lunch. Since Kathy has arthritis in her hands I try to help with the food preparation as much as I can. If you recall, we grilled a pork roast on the Weber the other day. What was left over from that meal ended up on the cutting board along with a number of vegetables. Kathy manned the large frying pan while I did the chopping. We ended up having an early lunch but still have enough of the delicious stir fry left over for another meal. 
Waffles and Strawberries for a snack.
I went outside for a few minutes just to drain our grey tanks. With all the dishes we wash when cooking and showers we take those tanks fill fairly quickly. That was when I ran into Larry and Nicole who were sitting under their gazebo. There was enough of a breeze that they were comfortable but barely and they are used to these warm temperatures. When I got back inside the trailer The Weather Network showed our Humidex to be at 106 F (41 C). it also indicated there was a chance for a Severe Thunderstorm later today.  
Chicken and fruit salad and another waffle for supper.
Kathy thought that since we’d eaten lunch so early we could have a snack so she whipped up a batch of homemade waffles with strawberries on top. Since the air quality is so poor when we have warm days like this it is safer for Kathy to remain indoors. So once we’d had our snack she kept busy reading another book while I completed the data entries that I started last week. By supper time I’d finished the one file and had started another. 
That's clear sky following a wall of rain.
With this being Wednesday after the supper dishes were completed we were on our way to Amherstburg for our weekly visit with Kevin and Melissa. Due to the Kevin’s severe arthritis his hands were badly swollen to where he had difficulty opening the door. His hands also tell him when we are due for bad storms and they were really throbbing this evening. We were enjoying our visit but when the sky started turning black by 8:00 we headed for Home. 
We didn’t get too far when we saw the wall of rain moving across our path. The wipers couldn’t keep up as the water came down in waves. Back at the park the rain was just starting so we made it inside the trailer fairly dry with only seconds to spare. We barely got settled inside when the power from the pedestal went down for a few seconds but when it came back on we no longer had any cable or internet service. Not only was the trailer getting hit with a torrential downpour it was also getting slammed by wind gusts that felt like they were trying to push us down the road. 
Since nature took care to water the landscape this evening I’ll have a short break. We are hoping this rain will also help to cool the temperatures down for our area. The internet was just restored at 11: 25. The rain is still sounding like a drum on the roof. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time. 

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4 comments:

  1. Ouch. Your temperatures are high but then it is summer there. We are in the middle of winter here in northern Australia where the minimum temps are over 70F and the days warm up beautifully to around 80F which is just perfect in my opinion. (Back home it is much colder and snowing up on the mountains which is why we went north). It is much cooler today only reaching 74 or so and raining cats and dogs here, but we are safe and dry and catching up with blogging friends and . my Sock Dolls. Try to keep cool and stay safe

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  2. In the working days, you had to drive in bad weather, now I'm uncomfortable driving in rain.

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  3. Enjoy checking in on you every morning. Sounds like your new life as full-timers is going fine now that you've had two or three months of it.

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  4. So sorry to read about Kevin's hands. Arthritis is such a terrible disease.

    We are having one heck of a storm right now.

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