Monday, June 22, 2009


After a long winter, a cool spring, and a summer that's just beginning to sputter along, we seem to finally be in for a spell of much needed warmth.
With this week's temps predicted to be highs of 27 to 30 degrees and humidity that will give things a much hotter feel, I'm reminded of the adage "be careful what you wish for".
During my daily morning romp in the fairgrounds with Jackson Rufus (the recycling retriever) I noticed that the sun seemed higher and certainly stronger than normal, for that time of the morning. I noticed also my pace beginning to slow and my breathing deliberate as the air seemed thicker and no where near as crisp as last week. Hmm...Global warming or just a middle aged guy trying to keep up to the youthful trot of a young dog.
On the up side...the mosquitoes were equally as lethargic and for the most part let me pass unscathed through their hunting grounds. Now don't get me wrong...I'm not complaining...Just making observations.
Another recent observation of mine is that it seems, the older a fella gets, the more heat he can tolerate and not just tolerate but enjoy.
Most folks that I know over 65 will tell you that "it's not that hot...just relax, slow down a bit a take your time get to where your goin"
I say "Great advice...if you have nothing to do and all day to do it" but for a guy like me rushing around madly sometimes just comes with the job.
I might as well curse the heat, cause after all, even if I'm late I could never admit to bad planning on my part, eh !
Even in winter; most folks I know of that "vintage" keep their homes just about 3 degrees hotter than Hades.
I guess I'm just "not there yet" either from a circulatory or chronological point of view.
But who knows; maybe it won't be long before I'm shunning the air conditioning, looking forward to a heat wave, some free time and joining my buddies on the beach.