Here is a snippet from our weather forecast.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL BE BETWEEN 95
AND 100 DEGREES ACROSS THE AREA.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL ONCE AGAIN BE BETWEEN 95 AND 100 DEGREES ON
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
THERE IS A CHANCE FOR STORMS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A FEW OF THESE
STORMS ACROSS NORTHERN IL MAY REACH SEVERE LIMITS.
A CHANCE OF STORMS WILL LINGER ON THURSDAY...MAINLY IN THE
THERE IS A CHANCE FOR STORMS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY
NIGHT ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA. AT THIS TIME...THERE IS A SMALL
CHANCE FOR SEVERE WEATHER DURING THAT PERIOD
As you can see, it has been hot! Other than a slight soaking the other day (.37 of a inch) we haven't had rain in over a month. Yes, we have seen plenty of "forecasted" storms but they move south or north of us. Meanwhile, we don't have ac except for in one room, the office. Bear's nighttime crate has been moved into it and frankly we spend frequent breaks in the office with the door closed to cool off.
How else are we beating the heat? Well with temperatures only cooling down to mid 70's at night, once dusk comes we close up the bedroom door, and put fans in the windows on high. Bear has been eating plenty of bowls of ice, even stopping to lay his head in the bowl on a bed of ice. He also has been spending time in his wading pool. (Need to get me my own since he hates to share it with me!)
Other things we have been doing are grilling outside to keep the temperature from going higher in the house, keeping lotion and body spray in the fridge for a quick cool off. I've found a quick cool shower before bed helps me to sleep faster in the heat.
Most of us rely on cooling to make our life's comfortable, what would you do without it if TSHTF?
Thankfully, I sold my beater truck last night and the money to fix the central air is now sitting on my desk (if they don't charge me a arm and a leg). If the company is too high on their estimate, several window units are getting bought for the house to help with cooling.
Here is hoping for some cooler weather!