Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Doing the Happy Dance!

It rained this morning!!! It was only for about 15 minutes, but I heard the corn in the field behind us going “Ahhh”. It certainly wasn’t enough rain, but at this point we’ll take anything we can get.

We are about 30 miles from Madison. It turns out it was the driest June in Madison history. Milwaukee was third driest. June was also 5 degrees above normal in the temperature department. We are on track to have the warmest year in Madison history.

Yesterday we were under a heat advisory. Today they’ve changed it to an excessive heat warning until 10 pm on Friday. Today’s high is forecast to be 100 degrees and Thursday is forecast for 104. That’s the actual temperature. The heat index is supposed to be around 110. Dew points are near 70 which is tropical.

We only have one air conditioning unit in our 5th wheel. Normally, it’s not a big deal. But, when temps are near 100 degrees, we wish we had a second unit. Our next RV will have two air conditioners.

Our site only has two small trees which don’t give us any shade. So, we bake in the sun all day long. Yesterday afternoon our inside temp was 87. The air runs all day, but it just can’t keep up. We have all the shades down and have blocked every spot the sun shines in. We have three fans going. At least the humidity is lower inside, but it’s still hot by the end of the day.

It cools off enough to be able to sleep comfortably. That’s a very good thing. Kevin is working half days. There’s not that much to do anyway without the grass cutting. I’ve been staying inside and working on some sewing projects.

You may remember I wrote a blog post last September about some vintage camper fabric I bought. I was going to make a tote bag out of it. I cut out all the fabric for the tote last fall and started sewing it. The pattern requires you to sew the outside and inside parts of the bag separately and then join them together. When I went to join my parts together, I realized I really screwed up. I had cut the camper fabric in the wrong direction so my outer bag part was tall and narrow rather than short and wide like it was supposed to be.

P1130110I was so disappointed in myself that I put the project aside. This year I purchased some more fabric and ended up with two bags. The flip flop fabric is how its supposed to look. The camper fabric is my goofed up bag. I’m keeping the camper one for myself. The other one will be a gift. I learned a good lesson about cutting fabric from all of this!

I had two small quilt tops completed for donation to Project Linus. They give quilts to needy children. I’m now working on quilting those so I can donate them before we leave. Then I have a quilt pattern I’m anxious to get started on. It will be a Christmas gift.

I know most of the country is suffering from this excessive heat. So, try to keep cool everyone!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!