We had a 101F day this past week, and this week we are looking at high
nineties. The "maybe" good news is there may be rain this week. That's
if I really believe the weather people, yeah, that's it. Of the last
week's weather guides none were right. I am beginning to think that the
weather folk toss coins and science has nothing to it.
August in SE Texas is usually the hottest month of the year. We're
watering the grass, gardens, trees, and the dog on a daily basis. Our
"soil" is a little bit of sand on top of a big pile of gumbo clay. Rain
and water we put on stuff just sinks in a few inches and then is gone.
If we ever buy another home we will ask the depth of REAL dirt before
buying. Of course, in our late seventies, there is a minimal chance we
might move again.
Our normal electric bill runs year around at $51 a month, last month it
was $111. Tells me that the AC has been working harder than the rest of
the summer, and I expect August to be even hotter and the bill higher.
Most of our electricity comes from man made lakes not to far away so it
is generally cheaper than the power plants powered by natural gas. We
We're still getting a few veggies from our garden but not much. Tomatoes
are now done so we will be buying them at stores until early fall when
we can plant again.
- posted 3 years ago