Monday, May 11, 2015

Desperate Situations Call For Desperate Measures

We'd hoped to not use our air conditioning before June.  But yesterday was 90º and today is forecast to be 92º and by noon it was 87º here in the house.  Fans are good and we have ceiling fans in every room, even the master bathroom.  When it's this hot though all they can do is blow hot air.
We walk two miles in the morning before breakfast, I do aerobics and Mac does a couple more miles on a treadmill, so when we come in the house we need it to be reasonable.  Eighty-seven degrees is not reasonable, so the air conditioning is on.
Lunch will be a southern special:  fried chicken (no oil,  I cook it in fat-free chicken stock), corn on the cob and potato salad.  Kind of like a picnic.
It's supposed to cool down by the end of the week, I sure hope so.  The pool is almost ready to go, but not quite.


  1. Well it was 59deg F here this afternoon. Would that be too cool for you Janet ?

  2. It got too hot in the studio Saturday afternoon; we had to turn on the air. The studio air is separate from the rest of the house, and that has been the only breach of resolution so far. Rain forecast over night and cooler for the rest of the week.

  3. Oh gosh, definitely too hot for me!! I would certainly need the AC on with those temps! Hope you can cool down soon! xx

  4. Surprise, we have had a bit cooler weather here and not our usual 90+
    But my pool is open and exercise time is here.
    I figure after all the years of doing without, scrimping and saving I turn on the AC as soon as I want.

    How do you fry chicken in chicken broth ?

    cheers, parsnip

  5. I hate to turn on the a/c too, but you've got it far too hot to hold off any longer! We only just turned the furnace off a couple of weeks ago. I have to argue with my husband to keep the windows open and the breeze blowing through a little longer. I find once the air goes on we spend less time outdoors. Wendy

  6. I cook the chicken in a saute pan with a lid adding the fat free chicken stock a bit at a time. There's nothing enough fat in the chicken that I d have to add any.

  7. That should say enough not nothing, good old autocorrect.

  8. Stark contrast to our weather here in the northern UK - very un-May like.

  9. Hottest I ever got was in Egypt. 40 oC plus every day. It wasnt possible to do anything. you can see why in hot Med countries they wake early, sleep through the mid day and then go back to work in the evening.

    Good luck with todays weather.


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