Savage heat, to the point that I regularly ran my air conditioner. See, I have nice cool basement where I keep a big screen TV (last of the plasmas) and my office is off to the side. It stays cool down there pretty much all the time so I keep my thermostat set at about 82 on the main floor during the day (which unfortunately makes it in the 90s upstairs), but I don't care because I can hang comfortably in the chill of my basement. Then before I hit the sheets I drop it down to 74-ish if it's still hot out when I hit the sheets, but usually I can just open the windows and turn on the fans and be cooled down in no time. But this month required the a/c, and DTE were ruthless in notifying me via helpful emails that my energy usage was on the increase. I know, guys. It's a heat wave.
Unfortunately the heat wave hit just when I got all my new landscaping in so, since the summer has been as dry as it has been hot, I've been struggling to keep the soil moist even with a sprinkler system. Suburban problems.
My dear houseguests have fled south, so things are more or less back to normal. I miss them. I was fun having a another kid around the house.
Just a couple of long rants this month -- really ranty rants at that. They probably don't make much sense. I have no idea what got into me.
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