The heat index today is supposedly 108 degrees. I took Mabel for a walk this afternoon and I think I nearly killed her. I almost died myself.
Walking through my neighborhood, I realized that people have lots of different ways of dealing with the heat. Many people were inside in the air conditioning. There were a few boys playing basketball in the streets with their shirts off. Some people go driving with their windows down. Behind the fence of one house I heard loud, festive music and the thump, thump, thump of a pinata meeting it’s match. At the church this morning, we played water games with 35 children. I’m about to go take a cold shower. If I had time, I would be swimming instead.
I’m slowly getting educated on how to deal with this heat. Lesson #1: Don’t take your dog for a walk in the middle of a heat wave. (I’m waiting for you to send me a swarm of “duhs” in the comment boxes.)