Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Fight the Heat

“I don’t know, Twiggy. Looks pretty hot.”

“Hey, Dad. What’s the temperature.”

“Um, let’s see. Right now, it is 95 degrees Fahrenheit which is 35 degrees Celcius. You want a feels like temperature on that?”

“Thanks, Dad. I think 95 feels hot enough.”

“Tell you what, Little one. I’m not going to making any sudden moves.”

“What does he mean when he says “feels like?”

“That is a relative temperature taking into account wind and humidity.”

“So what is the feels like temperature right now?”

“Well, the phone says it feels like 106 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 41.1 degrees Celcius.”

“Before I ask where you got a phone, I need to rest.”

“I happen to look at the boss’s phone for the weather.”

“Oh well, that explains it. Why are you laying in the sun?”

“It feels good on my bones.”

“But aren’t you burning up?”

“No. I’m not moving, so it is like being in a dry sauna.”

“I see. Wait. What is a sauna?”

“A place that has hot rocks, and you sit in there and sweat.”

“Sounds like something crazy humans would do. Resting is better.”

 

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  1. I’m with Twiggy on the sauna thing. Never been a fan of sweating. I think people should pay more attention to the ‘feels like’ temp too. Tired of being told that it isn’t that bad by someone who is standing in air conditioning and looking at the weather channel.

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    1. Hahaha. So true , Charles. 😁

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  2. Hot temps everywhere, John. My friend in Phoenix is baking at 118 and we are reveling in 90+ degrees β€œair you can wear” here in Florida. I think the girls may need one of those misters on the porch to keep them cool and refreshed. πŸ˜‰

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    1. We had a mister when we lived at the coast. The only thing it managed to do was soak us all. 🀣 Thanks, Lori. Stay cool.

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  3. At least you don’t have high humidity. Up until yesterday, our dew points were sky high. I like the feel of the sun on my bones, too.πŸ˜‰

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    1. Our humidity is rising into the 70s. The feel likes will be heading above 110.

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  4. Apparently, we’re maybe getting some hot weather from early July for a couple of weeks, lols. I love Lori’s comment “air you can wear”. I’ve not heard that before, but it sounds so perfect. Keep cool, you guys. πŸ™‚

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    1. It’s an apt description, Harmony. The humidity here is startling. I keep telling myself it’s good for my skinβ€¦πŸ€£

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ’•

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      2. Surely you’ve heard the old saying: “Southern ladies don’t sweat. They glow.”

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      3. Laughing. No, I hadn’t heard that, but I like it, and from now on, I will definitely be *glowing.* ☺️

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      4. Hahaha. Thanks, Linda.

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      5. And not so good for the hair.

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      6. You got that right, John! A frightful combo of frizzy yet flat. 😳

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      7. Oh no frizzy, flat is the worst.

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      8. I know, right? Sounds like an oxymoron, but damned if it isn’t possible….🀣

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      9. I’ll bet it’s the worst.

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      10. the British version of that, given to me by my mum was ‘horses sweat, gentlemen perspire but ladies gently glow’. Not having reached gentleman status my equine blood means I sweat, sadly…

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      11. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      12. I’m with you, Geoff. 😁

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    2. It does sound perfect.Thanks, Harmony.

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  5. I’m also with Twiggy on the sauna thing. Here in the unpredictable GraniteState, we’ve gone from sauna at the beginning of the week to needing to wear a sweater yesterday.

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    1. Crazy weather for sure.

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  6. Clearly, Twiggy and Lucy aren’t one bit mad — Noel Coward wasn’t writing about them when he penned his lyrics:

    Mad dogs and Englishmen
    Go out in the midday sun,
    The Japanese don’t care to.
    The Chinese wouldn’t dare to,
    Hindoos and Argentines sleep firmly from twelve to one.
    But Englishmen detest a siesta.
    In the Philippines
    There are lovely screens
    To protect you from the glare.
    In the Malay States
    There are hats like plates
    Which the Britishers won’t wear.
    At twelve noon
    The natives swoon
    And no further work is done.
    But mad dogs and Englishmen
    Go out in the midday sun.

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    1. Thak you, Linda. Terrific poem. 😁

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  7. Ah, Texas summers. Weren’t we in the deep freeze just a few months ago? Snowmageddon seems like a distant memory.

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    1. I think we are all thawed out now.

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      1. And then some! But I swore I wouldn’t complain about the heat this year. 😊

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      2. Yes I did the same. Damn it’s hot. 🀣

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  8. I think they both have the right idea. On a day that hot it definitely sounds like it should be a nothing day. Nothing to do, nothing to think, nothing to worry about.

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    1. Nothing days are the best. Thanks, Pamela.

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  9. Ha-ha-ha! They are amazing! As always Lucy & Twiggy are two faces of time: the age likes the sun, while the youth is yet in the shade. Might heat not last long, dear John, for you not to turn into kebab from hot sausages! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Looks like we are into summer. We will have 35+ temps until September. πŸ”₯

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      1. Mon Dieu, dear John! So do we! We are going to become pretty keban under the sun. πŸ˜ŠπŸπŸπŸπŸŒ…πŸŒ…πŸŒ…πŸŒŠπŸŒŠπŸŒŠβ›±

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      2. What is keban other tan a place in Turkey?

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      3. Kebab is a delicious dish, meat on grill, dear John. It is very popular in Russia as well. We call it shashlik. πŸ™‚
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebab
        Perfect for summer time at the Twiggy Resort. I think the dogs will like it too. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      4. I was asking about Keban which was what your note said. I am very familiar with kebabs. I thought a keban was some sort of exotic kebab.

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      5. Let it be, dear John. It was just a misprint of mine. Keban sounds rather mysterious too! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      6. Ah. That explains it. Let’s have some sun roasted kebans then. 🀣

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      7. True! And some kebab-ans are in set as well. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚

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      8. Excellent, Maria. 🌭

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      9. 😁😁😁 Especially for our hot days, dear John!

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      10. Yes indeed. 😁πŸ”₯

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      11. and 🍒

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      12. Oh, merci! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ :-)πŸΊπŸ”πŸ₯ πŸ¨πŸ¨

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  10. Poor Twiggy – she has so much to learn. At least Lucy is a good explainer! … but I would have looked for some shade.

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    1. Yes shade is the thing. After a sun bath then shade. Thanks, Frank.

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  11. Hot is hot no matter how you slice it. I like the phone β€˜face’, or whatever they’re called. Is that the iWatch? I need that β€˜face’ so I can check the Dow constantly. By the way, im working on another β€˜Frog, Hog, Dog’ story about the heat. Your little guys can critique it. Of course, by the time I draw the pictures, it’ll be winter. Drawing is hard, but fun.

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    1. Yo are on to something with the Frog, Hog, Dog. Yes that is an Apple watch. I love it. Thanks, Steve.

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      1. They’re great watches. Charging us the only downside. Yes, that frog, hog and dog are occupying my mind too much. I lay in bed thinking up story lines for them. Yikes!

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      2. Of course you lay in bed thinking up story lines. Whoever said this writing thing is easy?

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    1. Thank you, Michael. 😁

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  12. Our fourleggers always know, whats best for them. If one can not leave for vacancy, you have to rest at home. πŸ˜‰ Thank you, and have a nice day, John! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Have a nice day as well. 😊

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  13. I have to agree with Twiggy on the sauna. I don’t get sitting in a steamy room to sit and sweat. Same with hot yoga.

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    1. I’m with you. The only part of a sauna I liked was jumping into a family cold lake.

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  14. It’s even hotter than here in Spain! Dot and Lia are sleeping on the bed under the fan. They don’t have it too bad.

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    1. Good for them. Of course Twiggy and Lucy have A/C so they don’t have it too bad either.

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  15. Wow, that is hot temps, John. No wonder the girls are moving so slowly.
    Meanwhile, in PA, we’re having flashbacks to April weather and it’s almost July. ARRRGH!
    Stay cool down there!

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    1. Want to trade?

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      1. I would. Then I could get in my pool! πŸ™‚

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  16. It’s been unseasonably hot out here. They’re predicting record setting highs in the next week. Take care of yourselves, and the girls.

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    1. Sad for the fire dangers too. Take care of yourself, Old What’s her Face, and the bulldogs.

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  17. I used to love to lie in the sun. Now I use a heating pad for all the sore spots while having a fan blow directly on me. I guess that’s the difference between youth and age.

    Give the girls belly rubs for men when they come in from the heat.

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    1. They got their rubs and thank you, Staci.

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  18. Twiggy is showing good sense (maybe for once?) Lucy should listen! I hate seeing people out jogging with their dogs on hot days – a friend killed his dog that way…

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    1. Yeah people should be more aware. These smashed nose breeds can’t take much heat. Thanks, Noelle.😊

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  19. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Sunrise and sunset keep me going during this hot spell β€” both so beautiful and both cooler than the day. I loved the dialogue, John. And the very thought of a sauna brings a moan from me. πŸ™‚

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    1. I have to do the same. Work in morning or at night. I found that enjoyable or not it depends on who you are with in a sauna.

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  20. You think that’s hot, John?! We had 120 in Needles! But now, in Palo Alto, it’s a pleasant 78.

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    1. Dry heat in Needles as they say. Palto Alto weather is terrific.Nothern California weather is the best. I lived in Marin county and Sonoma for 10 years.

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      1. I found that dry heat, even if it felt like being in an oven, better tolerable thnn the much lower temps in Fredericksburg when there’s much humidity.

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      2. Dry heat is better.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Iike saunas but only in winter:) Cute pics!

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    1. Winter is good.

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  22. Out of the mouth of dogs – yes, who would PAY to sit on hot rocks and sweat? Lots of people I guess, but not me. That’s a hot Texan day, but I must say, it’s worse in the Northeast when it reaches 85 and above because we get high high humidity with it. Ughhhhhh.

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    1. I feel for you for sure. I used to live in Connecticut right by the Log Island sound so I havesome familiarity. 😊

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      1. My Austin friend (who lived in the Bay Area with me for years) escapes now to CO for the summer….

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      2. I loved living in the Bay area. I did for 10 years. Marin county and then the town of Sonoma.

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      3. Hard to live anywhere else after Southern Marin! We lived in Tiburon for 20 years. :-0 We hoped to move to Sonoma next but that didn’t work out. You and I are kindred location spirits!

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      4. Yes we are. Had you moved to Texas, it would have been 100%. I loved Sonoma and Marin too. Tiburon is beautiful. 😊

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  23. I’m with Twiggy. I prefer resting in the shade. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Jan

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  24. Too hot for me, and I agree with Twiggy about the sauna, too. I’d rather jump in a lake! πŸ™‚
    Good one, John! Stay cool!

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  25. Humans are the only ones who use saunas. As far as crazy goes – we’re ALL crazy – especially since we lock up the sane for safe-keeping. They sure couldn’t handle it out here with the rest of us!!

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  26. Twiggy has the right idea – stay in the shade of the patio. That’s what I do even though I have old bones. Stay cool, John. It is almost Friday!

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    1. Yes mind the shadows. Thanks, Jo.

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  27. I’m going to side with Twiggy today, John. 95 feels hot enough, and I don’t need the sauna. I hope there’s an end to this heatwave.

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    1. We are in it for the long haul. I don’t expect temps to be less than 90 until September.

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      1. I know, right? 😊

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  28. That “feels like” will get you every time!

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    1. For sure, Becky. Thank you.

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  29. Humans really are crazy, you tell em Twiggy!

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    1. She will. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Hugs to her

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  30. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    The dogs are right. Humans have some odd habits. Imagine paying to sweat.😊

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    1. I know right?

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  31. I’m with Twiggy on saunas. I can never breathe in them. Heat and humidity…ohhh, no. Much ❀ to you and your girls, John. Xxx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. ❀️

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  32. I think the Finnish approach to saunas are the weirdest; it’s a ball-dropping minus 20 outside so they built up a hot sweat and having done the hard work go leap in a lake that’s cold enough to change your gender in milliseconds. London is basking in 25C and that’s plenty hot enough. Still, Wimbledon starts Monday so it’s bound to rain.

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    1. Good forecasting, Geoff. I spent some Wimbledon time at Dolphin Square in 1993. I don’t remember the rain though.

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      1. Ah you had the once a decade dry fortnight. Lucky chap

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  33. β€œSounds like something crazy humans would do.” Ah, ha, ha! Twiggy’s so right! Who needs a dry sauna when you’ve got the weather? Actually, it’s been unusually cool here in south Florida with temps in the upper 70s and lower 80s. A temperature of 95ΒΊ F is scorching hot. Phew! Stay cool my friend. πŸ™‚

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    1. The 90s are just a start, Vashti. We usually get a month of 100s everyday. It is coming. Thanks for the visit and comment. 😁

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  34. I was never a sauna girl so I’m totes with Twigs. And, someone best keep an eye on Lucy to make sure she doesn’t get a sunburn while she warms her bones!
    Our heat is very humid here so that god we don’t often hit the feels like 100+
    Love Lori’s “Air you can wear”!

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    1. Air to wear is great. Lucy doesn’t stay out that long. We also worry about sunburn. Thanks Dale. 😊

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      1. I have to remember that expression πŸ™‚
        I figured you would keep a close eye on her. Those two are very much loved. πŸ™‚

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      2. She was out this morning with her ear flopped over. I immediately rainout and flipped it back so the underside didn’t get burned.

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      3. See? I knew it. You are a fabulous dad. πŸ₯°πŸ€—

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      4. Or a big sucker face. 😁

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      5. πŸ˜—

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  35. I remember summer in Texas, John, but not terribly fondly, ha! It’s been hot enough here, thank you very much. The nineties with high humidity is about all I can take. Get those girls inside on a cool A/C vent!

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    1. Yes they stay pretty close to the A/C. Thanks, Debbie.

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  36. That is very hot, John. Just like our summers. We also have a dry heat.

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    1. Our humidy does rise to the 80s (like today)

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      1. Ah, humidity makes the heat much worse.

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      2. It does for sure. Thank you, Robbie.

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  37. Last week during our VBS our temps were over 100 and so humid. Felt like Houston. Blah. Stay cool, John. Love your watch!

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    1. What the heck is VBS?

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  38. Ahh, Twiggy and Lucy are poetic in their own right.
    They show us the meaning of “Dog Days”.
    OR perhaps “Dog Daze”!

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    1. Hahaha. I think Dog Daze is perfect. Thanks, Resa

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      1. πŸ˜€ x

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      2. πŸ€— Big ole hug. Oops from six feet, of course.

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      3. …but of course! πŸ˜€

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  39. Aha love the way you made this into a conversation

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    1. 😊 These two have a discussion every Thursday. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      1. My pleasure 😊❀️

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  40. Twiggy, you’re right about those crazy humans. The heat wave hits us today.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. 😳

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  41. What’s that device to measure temperature?

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    1. It is an Apple watch and iPhone. 😊

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      1. Oohk, thanks for info!!

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  42. I have to agree with Twiggy and Lucy about the sauna thing. Welcome to the “face melting” season, I guess. πŸ™‚ Stay cool, John.

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    1. Thanks, Mark. I’ll try.

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  43. In the ‘mountain desert’ we can have the high temps but single digit humidity. Thank goodness! I’d evaporate if I ‘wore the air!’ Stay hydrated and cool, gang.

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    1. We do Miss Monika. Twiggy and I have a gallon bowl always ready. Thank you.

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  44. Nice post

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    1. Thank you. 😊

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