I absolutely cannot get over the amazing Kansas temperatures this summer! Usually we’re choking on the heat throughout August and most of September. (and July… and sometimes June) This year… not so much. It’s been wonderful for many reasons.
Our air conditioner went on a (permanent?) hiatus on August 30. We knew it was on it’s last leg, and we knew we should probably replace it, but… we haven’t even had it looked at yet. We haven’t even needed it! In previous years we’ve taken note of the ads that run in the dead of winter for really great sales on air conditioners. I guess the cooling guys aren’t too busy when it’s -5 degrees outside. We might get to take advantage of those deals this year!
My black thumb has turned a beautiful shade of green. I’m actually able to grow things in the garden! Mostly because the sun hasn’t scorched my plants and we’ve received the right amount of rain when we need it most. My green peppers and tomatoes are going crazy right now!
My husband’s football team suffered a little less in the heat during practice. Oh, he’s still made them “suffer,” but it’s a lot easier to run gassers (don’t ask) when it’s 85 degrees and not 101. AND he didn’t have to rearrange everyone’s schedule (including mine!) to follow a “heat plan” this year. AND my kids love to attend practice, which is so much easier on the baby and the mommy when it’s not so darn hot.
We’re able to enjoy more family time outside. Trips to the park, bike rides, tag in the yard… it’s so much more comfortable for all of us! We have a great time playing together and this momma gets her exercise.
We haven’t had to water our lawn at all. Not that we would anyway, but it’s still green this year!
You know what they say about Kansas weather… if you don’t like it today, just hang in there until tomorrow. It’ll change. While I know change is upon us, I’m taking a moment this Gratituesday to enjoy the beautiful weather! Definitely one of the Finer Things in Life! See you outside!