Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

We’re Having a Heat Wave!

Much of the country is in the midst of a heat wave. I wanted summer, and now I’ve got it!

It’s been oppressively hot and humid this week, and the rest of the week is predicted to be more of the same.  You know it’s pretty bad when the weather guy tells you the heat index is 105* at 10 pm. 

Thank goodness our air conditioning is working great.  It’s been running non-stop from morning until about midnight. Then it shuts down for a few hours, and the next morning we start again.

I feel bad for both of our boys working in this heat. Eric, who is a HVAC Service Technician, is working tons of overtime, often on top of hot roofs. Korey lives in a cabin at camp during the summer, and it doesn’t have air. He’s actually been sleeping in the basement of the retreat center which doesn’t have air either, but does have a heat pump that pulls out the humidity.  Hang in there boys!

Last night we were under a thunderstorm watch. The clouds looked pretty scary, but all we got was a little rain.


I’ve really enjoyed watching the fireflies at night the last few weeks.  When they are blinking in between the trees, it looks like an enchanted forest.  I tried to get a picture, but no luck. Some things just have to be seen in person to be appreciated.

Today was my day to volunteer at the daycare. I’m really enjoying this volunteer assignment.  I rock babies for two hours a week. They’re so cute!

It’s been too hot to walk outside, so I’ve been using my new disc for the Wii.  It’s EA Sports Active 2.  I enjoy the Wii Fit, but you really don’t get much of a workout with it.  This new program is more of a workout. I’m actually working up a sweat when I do it.  I still like the Wii Fit for the yoga, so I’m switching off between the two.  We’ll see how it goes.


The campground is booked solid for this coming weekend. We’ve even got more people here during the week than we normally do. Next week is the EAA Fly-In in Oshkosh which is about an hour from us.  The fly-in is an annual event in Wisconsin and draws tons of people.  Campgrounds and hotels are booked for miles around. Apparently, some are staying with us.

Last weekend we were almost full. The park has an enclosed shelter that can be rented. A group had it rented on Saturday for a family reunion.  Lots of people and lots of activity.  So, it was a busy weekend.

By the way, my last post was a guest post from Blogsvertise. I’ve mentioned before that they pay me if I post blogs for them. That post earned me $10. There hasn’t been much opportunity to earn extra money with them, but when they send me one, I put it out there. The title will always have *asterisks* around it so you know it’s an ad. Feel free to read them or not.

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