It’s always hottest before you get the new air conditioner.
I have a new A/C unit sitting in my backyard waiting for installation. The guy will come Sunday morning, he says. Earlier this week, things weren’t too bad. We had several cloudy days and a few inches of rain. House temperatures were reasonable. Yesterday, and today, the heat index was (is expected to be) about 110. It was 89 upstairs at bedtime last night.
Next week will be glorious.
Last year, I only sporadically watered the lawn here. The front has a sprinkler system, so it’s not like it’s a difficult thing to do: turn ON. Irregular watering led to a less than lush yard. And I felt like a bad steward. It was bad enough that the oppressive heat kept me from doing any weeding until the fall. This summer, I decided I would set the sprinkler system going on a regular 4 day watering cycle and let it be. The lawn looks very nice right now. I am a good steward.
And then I got my water bill yesterday, which is billed 6 times a year (every 2 months). Hm. I think I’ll be knocking down that watering to twice a week. Or maybe I’ll just pray for more rain.
Of course, if it rains, then I can’t hang my clothes outside to dry. And my electric bill will be higher.
But it’ll be lower, because the A/C won’t have to work as hard?
I think I just want it to be October already.