I had great intentions of being Very Productive on Saturday, and that went well through the morning.
I'll have you know that it was so hot, I did EIGHT loads of laundry.
(I know, I know, hold your applause.)
It was so hot I could hang one load of laundry and find it just about dry when the next load was done.
Meanwhile, I looked up and saw this:
In case you don't recognize those clouds, they're Virga. Basically it's raining, way up there, but the rain is evaporating before it hits the ground.
I called the boys out to see because the clouds looked so weird, and not a drop hit the ground.
Load #4 and #5 were safe.
The clouds passed right over and the sun shone.
And shone and shone until I called my parents and asked if we could come to the lake, because - people - it was 88F in the shade.
And I know you southerners have more stamina for heat than we do, and you can laugh all you want (and you probably should) because - no kidding - our local news feeds are posting instructions for "How to Cool Your House" (because no AC) and "First Aid for Heat Stroke" and "RED FLAG RED FLAG RED FLAG - County-Wide Burn Ban" like nobody here can remember last year's wildfires.
So we went to the lake, and I didn't bring my camera, but it looked about like it did last time we went.
And I'm posting all these photos here because just looking at them makes me feel cooler,
hallelujah and amen.
And one last thing, a little Public Service Announcement because it's actually cloudy at the moment:
Lightening is the opposite of darkening (think Michael Jackson)
Lightning is that bolt of electricity in the sky.
That will be all.