May 18, 2009

I don't care how dry it is, 103 is hot. This is the temperature in my backyard, in the shade, at 4:14 pm. At least it will cool off over night. In another month, it will still be over 100 at ten or eleven at night. Why do I live in this hell hole? A customer in the store sold me two 55 gallon plastic drums for 10 bucks each. One of the hospitals gets industrial soap in these barrels and this customer has an in at the hospital. I put a hose bibb on each one and cut a hole in the top to catch rain from the scupper. Now if it would just rain. No matter how hot it gets, the bougainvillea thrive. These things are indestructible. They freeze way back in the winter and come summer, they are back again. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

8 comments:

mar azul said...

103° is just as hot over here except we call it 39° Celsius.But it only gets that hot in July, usually.

We are having too much rain this spring - the laurel and rosemary, even the bougainvillea are protesting!
Would gladly ship you a few gallons but the cost would be prohibitive, for sure.

Stay cool - and congrats to the bougainvillea, one of my favorite plants.

bitchlet said...

iSympathize.

Kurt said...

Are you gathering rain water?

Barbara said...

After arriving in your town in August when my son went to law school there, I quickly concluded I could never live in a place that hot. Dry heat is a myth; it's just plain HOT! I think if I were you, I would want a cabin in Maine or Colorado or some reasonably temperate place for the summer months. Either that or I would stay indoors with my desert cooler running for 4 months out of the year!

I would wish you rain, but then I have seen how the streets there flood because there are no storm sewers. Anyway, here's hoping your new drums fill up somehow!

Squirrel said...

I saw something last year that reminded me of you. Someone had a regular drip from their window air conditioner at their rental home and after seeing how it could fill a small bucket with water every day, they very neatly attached a funnel and plastic tubing leading the drip to a rose bush. Until their landlord fixes things the rose will benefit.

I thought I was broiling walking around for a few hours in (mostly) direct sun a few days ago--and it was only 75 degrees. Even hiking in the woods is rough on a full-sun day.

You could go directly north (keep going for awhile) and enjoy Canada for a few weeks. Maybe get a cabin up there.

Steve said...

I've never been to Hooterville, so I don't know what it's like. But at least you have that amazing bougainvillea to help tide you over!

Megan said...

Good idear on the plastic drums. Will you get any rain between now and summer? Do you ever? I wish I could think that we will. We had, like, two storms all winter...

Bella Rum said...

Great idea, Merle.