The Bag Lady had to set her little thermometer out in the sun in order to photograph it - the one that hangs in the shade wouldn't show up properly. But it was reading the same temperature.
One good thing about the heat is that it is making the peppers grow!
The Bag Lady's garden is suffering a little, though. She has had to resort to watering it with well water, which isn't the best thing for it. The well water has a lot of soda in it, which is hard on the plants. And the water is really, really cold, which is also hard on the plants. But the Bag Lady decided that soda water is better than no water. And her plants seem to agree.
Today is supposed to be the warmest day yet. The Bag Lady thinks she might have to find errands to run in town so she can bask in some air-conditioning for awhile! Her house actually stays quite cool for most of the day. She opens all the windows when it cools down at night, then closes them again during the heat of the day. She also turns the furnace fan on to circulate the air. It would be ridiculous to invest in air-conditioning that would only be used for a few weeks out of the year!
She knows that you folks who live in the warmer places are laughing at her, but she just isn't accustomed to this heat. She is not complaining, because she knows damned well that it won't last much longer, and before too long it will be winter again. At least, time seems to go that quickly.
It appears to be haying season. There are people cutting hay everywhere you look. The Cowboy decided to go cut a few rounds, even though he's been saying for months now that he wasn't going to! (It's in his blood, but a total transfusion probably wouldn't be much help...) He didn't get a lot cut, though, before the chain on his hay-bine broke, so the Bag Lady has to go to town and get a replacement chain. She is the official go-fer. She goes to town fer parts, and she takes lunches and twine and anything else the Cowboy needs out to the field for him. Sometimes she wonders what on earth they did before cell phones were invented! She even had to run to town once to buy a new cell phone because the Cowboy called her, set the phone on the tractor tire and forgot about it. When he got going again, he ran over the phone! (That particular trip took the Bag Lady quite a long time...it was so peaceful without the cell phone...)