It is still terribly hot but the forecast for the next few days looks like it will gradually cool down to the lower 100's, and then a few days later into the 90's. Rocky wants to go out in the worst way. I took him out for about 15 minutes and threw a tennis ball from the deck, which he loves to retrieve and bring back to me. It didn't take long for him to get tired, but he's ready to go back out now. I'm not! He needs a good long walk, but not with these temps!
As usually happens when the weather stays hot and dry for a while, the ants come indoors looking for water. They were in Rocky's water dish so today I have been offering him water but then pouring the excess out rather than let it sit. I usually do the same with his food and he eats when he feels like it. With the threat of an ant infestation I'm not letting anything sit out!
I never did like hot weather! The year after I graduated from high school I went with 3 other girls to Miami Beach. They spent their entire days on a towel on the sand, and in the hot sun. I never did like to just lie in the sun, so I often took off by myself and explored Miami Beach. That was back in 1959, and I'm sure I wouldn't recognize anything in Florida today. Usually Sacramento's terribly hot summer days are offset by the cool breeze that comes in by 6 or 7 pm. Not this year - there is no breeze! By the way, the three girls I went to Florida with came back with stunning suntans, whereas I was only slightly tanned. And I never liked oiling my skin up with suntan oils & lotions, and I'm paying for it now - ugly dry skin! There were few or no suntan lotions in those days - only the oil and I didn't like that.
I will probably jump out of my skin when my electric bill arrives. I try to not use the a/c unless absolutely necessary, and it certainly has been necessary lately. I do turn it off when I go to bed and sleep under an open window.
This computer is driving me bonkers. I just lost the last two paragraphs I wrote. I am going to try again to use a Windows based computer, but my daughter has one for her work and says she has the same problems. What is wrong with this picture? If there is a computer expert out there I'd love to know. I think my new computer will arrive in the next day or two. I will miss the Mac, but am determined to stick with Windows this time.
I've been using a Mac for a number of years and the last two computers I've had, has exhibited this same problem. I know I'm not the problem as I have always been an excellent typist and I rarely make a mistake. The cost of a Mac is too high to deal with this problem which doesn't seem to have a solution.
Living alone I spend a lot of time on the computer and I really should cut down that time, but what would I do in its place? Clean my house is one idea!