Saturday, July 23, 2011

Geez its Hot!!

A lot of the US has been suffering major heat waves this year. I live in North Carolina, which is in the most humid part of the US. This year has been bad from the beginning. We had pretty serious snow and ice storms throughout winter, and spring was pretty much non existent. We had a few days of 60 degree weather, but it quickly spiked to 70 and 80 degree days, even though the nights were closer to freezing. It would frost all night, then the days would be hot and sticky. Not long after the frost was over, summer hit hard. We were having 90 degree days before the official start of summer in June!!! Now we are in the end of the first half of summer and its miserable outside. The temperatures stay over 70 all night and when the sun rises, they quickly jump to 90+ degrees. Today it has been closer to 100, with he heat index over 100.



















This is a picture from the Charlotte, NC television news station site. The temperatures here (about an hour a way) are a little warmer, but only by a few degrees.

My fiance got me out of bed at 6:30am (earlier than I have been up since high school!) and we went to a few yard sales in the area. We found a lot of great stuff for the baby including: $10 homemade rocking chair with a stool, $36 bag of baby clothes that is worth about $200, a $2 boppy pillow for nursing, a $1 baby bag that is brand new, and we have a contact to get a crib for $40 that is solid wood and adjusts for size. It was great getting out and finding good stuff, but by 9:30am it was well into the upper 80 degree range, and miserably humid. By then we had to call it quits and head for home. For the first time in my entire life I find myself wishing for cold weather and snow!!! I was born in July and have always loved the heat, but I'm telling you this heat is ridiculous!!! This is more of what I have to look forward to:

18 comments:

  1. Here it's been raining like every day.

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  2. well, i'm brazillian...
    that's not that hot for me :)

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  3. I'm a former inhabitant of a Tropical country. So this is kinda common for me lol. But Now that I live in a country with 4 seasons Jeez that is HOT!

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  4. I live in middle Europe. It's kinda OK here right now. Not too hot.

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  5. I live near the ocean so I get some nice breezes and rain now and then

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  6. It's been hot here in So Cal as well, but I don't envy you for having to deal with heat as well as humidity. That's the worst, ugh.

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  7. It must be very hot over there, its even been on the news in Australia. Its been raining for a week here, I can't wait til summer :(

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  8. damn i dont even know how much that is in Celsius but sure looks hot :P

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  9. Damn thats some sick heat, bring that to Ireland!

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  10. golly gosh gee wilickers you're right it's been hot! +followed good blog!

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  11. I live in TX and every summer is a scorcher.

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  12. I prefere sunny weather then rainy one. It's 5 days in the row raining where I live;]

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  13. In this heat, it is very important to keep yourself and your pets hydrated.

    Embrace the weather, it will be January in the blink of an eye.

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  14. i live in NC too, its sooo hot >.<

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  15. trust me, this heat is ridiculous. been raining the last couple days thought finally a nice cool streak has hit. Fellow ncer and you gained a follower

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