Thursday – A Little Personal – Temps below 100 Degrees

Twiggy and Lucy

“So Lucy, what’s the deal?”

“The temperature is below 100 degrees for the first time this month.”

“Is it the end of the world?”

“No, Little One. A cool front moved in, and it is cooler now.”

“How cool is it, Lucy?”

“Hmmm let’s see. That thermometer says ninety-seven degrees.”

“Ninety-seven degrees? Are you kidding me?”

“Uh, no. That is what it says.”

“With you going on about the cool, I thought it would be well below one hundred.”

“Hey. Every little bit counts.”

“Okay, I’m going to try it out.”

“I think the back patio would be the place to relax.”

“Come over to my spot on the grass and see if you like it.”

“Okay. Let me sniff out a good place.”

“Well, how is it?”

“Comfy. But too many ants for my taste.”

“So come to the back patio.”

“Okay. I’m on my way.”

“What do you think?”

“I don’t see any ants.”

“Relax, Lucy. I have the cabana server running us a couple of drinks.”

“When he gets here would you ask him to put up the umbrella?”

98 comments

  1. Now, they look like too happy little dogs. And the garden is looking great, John. Have a lovely rest of your week πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Have a great week as well.

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  2. Great to hear and see that they can go outside again. A month of 100 degree heat sounds brutal on the nerves.

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    1. It was brutal for sure.

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  3. Oh, gosh, dear John! Gods having sunbathing! That’s charming!

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Maria.

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  4. Such sweet photos and your outdoor living space is just lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Quite a change from the gumbo mud that used to be there.

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  5. Just chillin’ on the patio . . .

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    1. Yup with a couple of umbrella drinks.

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  6. Your garden looks wonderful and very doggie friendly. Sounds like you are having similar temps to us here in Spain. Keep cool.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. I hope you are keeping cool

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  7. Wow, cooling off even before Sept.?

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    1. One day I’m afraid. Looks like near 100 today.

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      1. I knew it was too good to be true.

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    2. Also, keep your eye on Dorian. Projected to be a cat 3 on landfall.

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      1. They just changed that to a possible Cat. 4. You know those storms have a mind of their own – so we’ll keep watching!

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      2. Cat four is evac time.

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      3. Those on the beach – yes. For so most in south FL, there is only one way out. North. Would you want to get stuck on a highway with millions of other cars – or in your home? I’m staying here, this house has been through storms for 40 years.

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  8. Yeah, 97 is a lot different from 100. We had a “cool front” here but with a slight amount of rain, the humidity level increased. I’m looking forward to temps in the 80s.

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    1. Eighties are perfect. Let’s hope we see them.

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  9. Little blessings are better than no blessings at all! I just peeked, and saw that we’re predicted to have a high of 88 today. I don’t believe that; I’m sure we’ll go into the 90s. But I’d happily gain a degree or two if it could lower your temperatures even a bit more. I know the girls will enjoy their outdoor time in the “cooler” weather.

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    1. I hope Dorian veers North so you guys won’t be in the way. They loved the “cooler” weather. Thanks, Linda.

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  10. So cute! Your backyard looks beautiful, John! We have less humidity for the next couple of days which makes the heat more tolerable.

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    1. I think so too. Didn’t seem so hot yesterday. (even at 97 degrees)

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  11. Would you by any chance be the cabana server, John? The gals seem to really enjoy the grass. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. I am the server and umbrella man. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  12. Ouch, sitting on concrete? How about a block of ice? :):)

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    1. Wouldn’t last two seconds. (Ice that is) Lucy loves concrete for some reason. Given some of the marks on her elbows, we think she may have been raised on concrete. (which is not a good idea)

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I love the last line. Perfect! Your pups know who’s the boss. πŸ˜€ The backyard looks beautiful, John.

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    1. Yeah, they are. Thanks​, Gwen

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  14. Your “cool front” is 97 degrees? Wow! I think the girls need cabana drinks, the umbrella and a doggie pool!

    Are you playing cabana boy, John? πŸ˜€

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    1. I am the cabana boy for sure. Doggie pool. What a great idea.

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      1. The girls would probably love it….especially with a cabana boy at their beck and call, LOL!

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  15. Life is good! Lovely girls! β™₯

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  16. Now that’s the life. Give that cabana boy a nice tip.

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    1. Thank you. The last tip I got was to “stay away from black holes.”

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      1. And Mt. Stromboli this week.

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  17. Ninety seven degrees . . sweater weather! LOL.

    I’m guessing it really is all relative though.

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    1. It is relative. We loved the three to five degree break. Back to the hundreds tomorrow so they say. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Good thing you already are the coolest guy in the room.

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      2. Hahaha. Thanks, Marc.

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  18. That’s hilarious, John. You are a very talented person: writer, blogger, and now cabana server! Love the property!

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    1. Thank you, John. Yes I’m cabana boy, John. We like how the yard turned out. Twiggy loves the rocks and Lucy loves the grass.

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  19. John, you create such wonderful photo stories with the girls. This one is wonderful. It really has seemed like a hot August. It sounds like Austin has been even hotter than here.
    I’m late for story day, but have not forgotten. I was out challenging my agoraphobia yesterday (by going with a friend to her doctor’s appointment about 1 1/2 hours away), so My comfort zone is one mile… so I’m still tired from the stress of it. But it’s a good day. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. I’m so glad you are stretching your agoraphobia muscles. Rest up. Hugs

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  20. Yeah! The cool front we sent your way finally arrived! Even a few degrees shy of 100 must feel refreshing — and I love how many places your pups (and you!) have to enjoy the outdoors … when it finally gets even cooler!

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    1. We thank you for the few degrees, Debbie. As hard as it is to believe those three degrees makes a difference.

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  21. Nice patio & back yard, John. The doggies have lots of outdoor adventure space. Happy cooling down weather! πŸ“šπŸŽΆ Christine

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Looks like 100s again tomorrow.

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  22. While in Alaska and really enjoying the temperatures [around 60 at daytime] we kept track of the extreme temps here in Texas and were happy to be up there, even if – on the morning of our bus tour through Denali NP – I was shivering with the cold for a while.

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    1. I’ve had the shivers before. Texas blood.

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      1. Well, I believed I was a “cold-blooded” German, but maybe the years of living in Texas have changed that. πŸ˜‰

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      2. I think so. From Teutonic to Texan

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  23. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Every dog should have a cabana server:)

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  24. 70 degrees here, we had one very hot day on Sunday and everyone was exhausted I don’t know how you cope, but I loved seeing the dogs enjoying your patio furniture πŸ˜ƒ.

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    1. Thank you, Charlotte. Cope we do. πŸ˜€

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  25. I guess I’ll quit whining about the 3 days of heatwave we’re having, lol. Hope you avoid the hurricane, John, be safe!

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    1. It is pretty far from us. Not expected to cross the Gulf from Florida.

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  26. Living the life!!! πŸ™‚

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  27. β€œHey cabana boy, bring me a popsicle and a big bone!”

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    1. Coming right up.

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  28. Adorable. I think I’ll join them. Make it three cold ones, Butch.

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    1. Coming up. 😁

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  29. Lovely to see the two BFFs getting outside together. I trust the humidity is not equal to the temp. 97 is still really high. Do you mist water out there to cool it down for humans?

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    1. We did have high humidity with feels like in the 110 area a few days ago. We used to have misters at the coast but they drenched us and it wasn’t worth it. Thanks, Noelle.

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  30. LOL. Is it the end of the World? 97 would feel cooler with temperatures at 100.

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    1. True. Was fun. Thanks, Rob

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  31. The girls seem to be enjoying the “cooler” temps, John. 97Β° doesn’t sound cool, but I guess when you’ve been seeing three-digit numbers for a month, it’s a welcome sign. Tell the girls it was 58Β° when I was out sitting with Maddie this morning. We were in the shade and she started shivering after a half an hour. She wanted to stay out there, but I brought her inside.

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    1. Wow. That sounds like heaven. The shivers are not good but 58 is dreamland.

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      1. Sitting outside in a flannel shirt felt good.

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  32. These two have a great life. Ha, ha! The backyard looks great. πŸ˜€ xo

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    1. Thank you, Vashti.

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  33. 97 is less than 100+… I’m guessing you can feel the difference – for a short while, anyway.
    Did Twiggy get up on that lawn chair by herself? I imagine it would feel slightly cooler than the cement.
    Beautiful backyard you have there, Boss!

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    1. Yes she got up there. She loves those lounge chairs. Thank you for the backyard compliment, Dale.

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  34. I guess 97 is reason to celebrate. Your yard looks wonderful. But, your water bill to keep the grass watered must be through the roof.

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    1. We are anxiously waiting for the bill.

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      1. I know. πŸ’Έ

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  35. Two patios! That is so cool (no pun intended). Love Twiggy on the lounge chair ❀️

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    1. Thank you, Maria.

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  36. Your dogs certainly live the life, John. Your garden is looking amazing.

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  37. I like the way Twiggy thinks – cabana server, drinks, and umbrella.

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    1. She knows how to live for sure.

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