I feel like the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz, melting in the heat but without the assistance of a bucket of water.
I have snores from all directions as MOH has flaked out on the couch, Bud is outside, Maggie is by the window on her cushion and Hubby has gone back to bed having taken one of his bombs as the heat is really getting to him again.

Last night the temperature didn’t ease much and at 11.30 we thought we had an intruder in the back garden so both got up to see what was going on.
It turned out to be our neighbour emptying the trash and letting their dog out. What a row. Only one man but it sounded more like ten.
Hubby slept in the spare room, or tried to, because he was so restless, and at 12.15, there was another commotion out back, so we guess he had two bags of trash.
I finally turned my light out about an hour later and managed to sleep until around 5am.

It’s hot again today, and MOH asked if there was anywhere we wanted to go or anything we wanted to do. We are both shattered, so after yesterday’s calamity, first order of the day was up to the pet shop to replenish stocks of flea treatments.
MOH and I walked up to give the dogs their first walk of the day before it got too hot. We are avoiding the beach in case any sand flies are also bothering Bud, and the sand may be too hot for the dogs’ feet anyway.
Almost £40 later as he bought everything in duplicate to replace ours and have some for himself, we went in for coffee and cake before walking back.

I’ve suggested he de-bug his car today now that he had the means to do it, but his sprays and powders are still in his rucksack.
He asked if there was a river nearby where we could take the dogs swimming………. and we have the beach up the road???? …….. but even if we did, it would mean a car journey and me sitting in the back with two wet dogs and anything else (er, that’ll be a No).
He did mention playing scrabble (11 am) and I think our groans were heard on the High Street. It’s just too hot to think, too hot to sit huddled over a table, and too hot to do anything, period, but we’ll probably play this afternoon, even if it’s just the two of us.
We’ve hung the bedding out on the line again as hopefully the sunlight should annihilate any of the buggers we missed. I’ve checked Maggie again this morning and she’s clear.

MOH has said he wants a scampi dinner tonight. I don’t have any in the freezer, but he’s content to treat us from the chippy down the road. Even though we are his hosts, I’m growing a little uncomfortable with his generosity as that’s not what we’re about and I don’t like to take advantage. Until today, I’ve managed to ‘pay our way’ by stocking up the cupboards and freezer with goodies and nibbles, plus buying coffee, ice creams or breakfast out.

Hubby has checked the forecast, and hopefully temperatures may drop tomorrow with possible thundery showers on Wednesday.
What’s on the cards for the next few days is still open.



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Melting…………

  1. Do you know fleas have a life cycle of 5 days and I DON’T know of any flea power that gets them all. You must repeat the process every 5 days until you don’t see any.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    My dear, I’m sorry for all these troubles. We had rain last evening, like 1/2 hr only, but at least the grass got a little wet. Still hot, not good to be outdoors. Hope things get better to you! Hugs!

  3. colonialist says:

    Here, it is so cold you can see the wallpaper frieze. Penguins are complaining of chilblains.
    ‘It is cold.’ ‘Icy!’ ‘No, you mean you feel …’

  4. Michael says:

    Hang in there Di, soon the autumn will arrive….but I’m sorry to hear Hubby is doing it tough….

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