Summer was: Re: [gardeners] Dee Dee

Michael & Bambi Cantrell (
Fri, 31 Jul 1998 19:55:49 -0400

Yes.  It's been unusually hot here this year, too.  The heat index has been
100F for weeks with only an occasional break with it in the 90's.  Temps
been in the 90's to low 100's and very high humidity and dew points over 80
degrees.  My tomatoes need spraying, and I have the spray, but by the time I
get home in the evening, it's still so hot that I just want to walk around
look at some of the things before the sweat starts soaking my clothes, and
I go back inside.  Thank God for air conditioning!!
The tomatoes have really been good this year, but if I don't get them
sprayed, the
vines are going to die, and I won't be getting any more tomatoes.  :-(

I'm sort of dreading this winter, as over time I've noticed, as have the old
people around here, that if we have a particularly hot summer, than we can
look out for a particularly cold winter.  We'll see.

Life is still good.  We're all healthy, and enjoying being together this
School starts here this coming Wednesday, and I dread seeing the children
go back to school worse than they do!

Coastal Carolina
USDA zone 8
Sunset zone 31

>Just got through watching the local weather cast. The high for today was
>110F on the heat index and they're forecasting more of the same for the
>next 4 or 5 days. Even at that it's cooler here than in Shreveport, LA,
>heat index was 115F today and the actual temperature forecast for tomorrow
>is 105F.
>Wish we could get a cool front. Shucks, I'll even settle for a good ol'
>blue norther or maybe just a little cloud with lots of rain in it. Miz Anne
>and I are eating lots of cold salads and cold meals. No grilling or
>barbecuing this summer, to blasted hot to get out there and build a fire.
>Had tuna salad on homemade bread tonight for supper and looking at making a
>cold casserole for tomorrow.