We are expecting a little rain and perhaps some temps down in the seventies and eighties, we hope. Weather heads here seldom hit the golden bell and, most likely, they're taking wild guesses as we are.
The water bill and the electric bills have gone up double size during the July/August times. Our AC seems to be running constantly this summer. Our HOA lets us only have black roofs, dumbest rule I ever heard. Native Texan and I want a white roof, at least some heat will be pushed away from entering the attic and seeping down into the rest of the house.
We water at sunrise and sunset, just to give the water a chance to be taken up by plants and to soak into the soil for a bit. You can tell it is hot when the St. Augustine grass is starting to turn brown due to heat. St. Augustine will grow on concrete given a little water and some shade. <G>
At any rate, we are still getting a cantaloupe here and there and few puny sweet chilies. Tomatoes have gone to the composter as have many other vegetables. The kumquat tree is full of little fruit, second crop after a January freeze killed all the blooms then. Have one lousy pear on the pear tree and the fig tree has nothing, a freeze split it in half, so we may have to get another fig tree.
I keep track of our old home in Louisiana and I see them getting rain, getting clouds to alleviate the heat and I miss that climate. Moved here to be close to kids, grands, and great grands and, since most of them work, we seldom see them. Can't convince the Boss Lady that we should move back to Louisiana. She has gotten fully entrenched into this community and intends to stay. Oh well, she's getting some paying jobs teaching senior citizens how to draw and paint so I shouldn't complain.
The dog and I don't mind being house bound as we can take a nap when we want to. <G>