That’s a bit what it feels like right now.  I have no energy whatsoever to do anything at the moment and it’s completely due to the oppressive heat we’ve been experiencing here in the Midwest of America during the month of July.  We’ve had Heat Warnings, Heat Advisories and Air Quality Pollution Warnings almost every day now, yesterday afternoon we even had a Severe Thunderstorm Warning thrown in too for good measure, which brought some much needed rain, but it was in and out in 30 minutes and then the sun came back out and the rain just added to the humidity as we heated back up again.  It was still 84F when I went to bed last night at 10pm and you could have cut the air with a knife this morning as I went to get in to my car on the drive.  The rest of the week isn’t looking any better either!

This is the forecast with the temps in Fahrenheit:

And if you prefer to see your temps in Centigrade, this is what that looks like:

It’s just not any better is it?  And hardly any rain to speak of either, just two short thunderstorms on the 11th and 18th of the month for a total of 0.66″, instead of just over 3″.  Still, it’s not all bad.  Crafting is definitely taking a back seat at the moment as my little room is a spare bedroom and so is upstairs and just too hot to spend any length of time in there, but we’re still getting out and about a bit, especially at the weekend.  If you get out early you can still go kayaking or for a bike ride and then take it easy for the rest of the day.  It’s a bit hard after work when you’ve been in an air conditioned building all day though, your body isn’t adjusted to the temperatures outside which makes it almost impossible to do anything outside that requires any effort.  The treadmill in the cool basement has come in useful again!

We also raced in those temperatures last weekend at the road racing track.  It was brutal, I can’t think of any other way to put it.  Actual temperature was 96F but we were measuring 104F in the paddock as we were getting the cars ready to go out.  Amazingly we didn’t lose anyone to heatstroke but there were quite a few more off track excursions than usual, so I think the drivers were really feeling it and loosing concentration after a few laps.  Looks like rain for the end of the week and then next week is about 10 degrees cooler, so I’m looking forward to both those events happening!!

The flip side of this of course is that I could still be living in England…. and no doubt right about now I’d be complaining about the miserable, wet summer we’re having….. as it is, I’m complaining about the miserable, hot summer instead, lol!  Be careful what you wish for!

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