Friday, July 6, 2012

Heat Wave

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Most of the nation is facing a massive heat wave at the moment. Yes, it's wicked-crazy-hot. I'm currently playing with ideas as to how to proceed with our party tomorrow; they're predicting a high of 102F, which doesn't take into account the heat index. There is food to go bad, sun burns, heat exhaustion and gallons of sweat to work with. There's also the fact that I might just melt into a puddle after an hour in that beating sun.

The crabs will still be outside because, well, they're not really an indoor food. Luckily the crab table sits under our sunroom and will be shaded the entire time. There is always alcohol involved at our party, and it worries me what might happen to those who don't consume enough water to stay hydrated while indulging in the booze. The food will now go inside on our kitchen island and table. We generally turn off our AC altogether on party day because there are so many people going in and out of the house, plus we turn one of our speakers around in the living room window to allow music on the deck. It's simply not going to be an option tomorrow. We'll turn the AC up from the comfort level we normally keep it at, but we'll still have to keep it on. We won't survive otherwise. Plus, part of our crew will be coming from a funeral and will have already been out in the hot sun for awhile. We'll still have water in our kiddie pool and the slip 'n slide will be ready, but it's going to make for an interesting day. On the flip side, I'm thankful we're still able to host the party and we didn't lose power in this heat like thousands did. Very thankful!

Wish us luck, and to everyone else surviving this heat - stay as cool as you can!

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