Waterford July 22
July is quickly moving to an end. Before we know it it will be the dog days
of August. In the meantime, I’d say it is the dog days of July. This has
been the hottest July since the '90s. I remember one year when it went over
100 degrees. Some years, we pitched a tent out back and slept there to avoid
the heat. Lately, outside at night has even been too hot.That is why we
have AC. As much as I hate it, it keeps me breathing. Soon enough it will
be colder out. We hope that when we put the new house to the test, it will
be warm and cozy. For now I try and beat the heat. We drink a large amount
of water. The boys drink a lot of soda. We all try to stay hydrated.
We are not sure why, but we have found the new house hard to keep clean. We
are anxious to pull up all the cardboard and see what we need to keep out
the dust and dirt. It may be that, but for now, it seems we have to vacuum
every day. Maybe it is the sand from the road; maybe it is the sand from the
driveway. We shall see. For now, we clean every day, and that is OK.
I need to try and find a good swimming hole where I can swim easily and get
Dave to come. He hasn’t wanted to swim this year and I am not sure why.
Maybe we need a warm lake. In any case, we need to go soon.
Having had all there yearly events, the rest of July seems to flow more easily. August will be the next big month for special events.