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Friday, August 12, 2016

A Little Progress But The Heat Is Getting To Us.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada. 

In order to be certain that we’ll sleep at night and be able to wake early to an alarm last night we both had a cup of Sleepy Time Tea while we were at the computers. The end result was that I slept soundly through the night while Kathy spent about an hour making changes to the new trailer before going back to sleep. That’s still an improvement over the night before. We’re hoping for better results tonight as we again enjoying another cup of Sleepy Time Tea. 

At 8:00 this morning the Humidex reading was already at 100 F (38 C) and was rising. Knowing what has to be done in the next couple of days was what we discussed at breakfast. While Kathy could work inside the Air Conditioned trailer my tasks all involved being outside but after working outside in this extreme heat for the last few days I just couldn’t get out there and do it. It has been so hot lately that two pair of sandals I have been wearing let go at the seams yesterday.

We’ve also been doing such a great job of using up things from the freezer and fridge that we are now nearly out of the essentials like milk and bread. After doing the usual morning reading and outside watering we chose to go pick up those supplies in Amherstburg in an attempt to beat the heat.

Our first stop was at our son Kevin’s home where we had a package to drop off. The timing couldn’t have been better because we didn’t want to stay too long and he was just on the way out with Cameron to the drugstore. 
Our next stop was Walmart where we managed to get almost everything on our list minus the replacement sandals because the stores are already starting to stock “Winter Clothes”. 
It was past noon so we stopped at Subway where we shared a chicken sub but the soft drinks were what helped to refresh us more. 
Now we stopped at Canadian Tire where I got what we needed for the trailer but Kathy struck out for the tray she was looking for. 

After striking out at two other locations including Home Hardware we made our way back Home. Just getting out of the car the intensity of the sun made it feel like we were burning up. Once I’d made certain Kathy was safely inside I finished bringing the groceries in. Checking the Weather Network at that time showed the Humidex to be 111 F (44 C) and I was actually feeling worn out from the heat. There were also high winds from the south that made it feel more uncomfortable instead of cooling us down. 
Johnsonville Brats on thin buns, Tomatoes and Pickled Asparagus.
We both took a twenty-minute Snap that helped to reinvigorate the both of us. It was past 4:00 and I wanted to accomplish something but we needed to eat first. Kathy had suggested grilling a roast on the Weber but with the high winds the low flame would have blown out. Instead we grilled a couple of Johnsonville Brats on the Weber at a higher heat and they turned out great. 
The thing I set about to do was the laundry since we’ll be moving from one trailer to another that’s the last thing you need to move. As suspected there I was at the Park Laundry Room by myself and had the choice of the machines to use. Luckily there are seats under the covered front roof to use while waiting for your laundry. This gets you out of the building and protects you from the sun as well. At one point the sky really clouded up like it was going to start raining. When it cleared minutes later it took the warm breeze we had earlier with it. Once the clothes were in the dryers I headed back to the trailer to cool down to watch the 6 o’clock News before returning to fold the clothes. 
Wildwood Golf and RV Park is celebrating their twenty-fifth Anniversary today but it was just too hot for Kathy to attend because it was being held outside. They even had a twenty minute fireworks display at 9:30 that really shook the trailer. As of this moment the Humidex is still showing 100 F (38 C) which makes it too hard for Kathy to breathe outside due to her heart problems. These warm summers are far hotter than I ever remember. 
Tomorrow the Humidex is only supposed to hit 106 F (41 C) so here’s hoping we get a lot more things accomplished. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

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  1. A campground had fireworks? WOW...that is a first for us.

  2. This extended heat has sure been debilitating. There's lots of outside work that has just been sitting waiting, 'cause I'm not doing it in this heat. Spending time in the basement sorting out old boxes, not even getting out hiking much.

  3. I can't stand the heat, either. I've had my son's pup, Bogey, here for a few days. To make sure he gets his exercise I use a chuck-it and throw the ball way to the back of the property 5-6 times per day--about 15 times. Even he was ready to give up, today. The humidity makes all the difference in the world. You need to be careful and not push through high heat if you can avoid it. I think we've all (even kids) have become so accustomed to AC that our bodies just can't acclimate to it. So take a day off when it gets too hot and don't feel guilty about it!