The first is my favorite invention: Air conditioning.
The temperature here yesterday was 98º, it is supposed to be that again today and then 100º on Saturday and 101º on Sunday (Happy Father's Day Mac). So of course what happened yesterday afternoon? Our air conditioner went out. ARGHHH!!!! You can't, or at least I wouldn't want to, live in the south without air conditioning. Thank goodness we'd just added a window air conditioner to our bedroom window or we could not have slept here last night. We would have had to stay in a motel. It was 87º (that was the temperature in the house ) when we went to bed at 11 pm.
My second is the blessing of good friends. Our friend Mike, who in addition to being a great piano player and bass player, is a jack of all trades who has just finished 2 years at a Tech School updating all his home repair skills including heating and air conditioning. Mac called him last night and he was here by 9 am this morning, fixed the problem, a bad capacitor (he says the parts coming in from China are very poorly made and don't last), and charges us---and only because we insist on paying---a nominal fee. You're a life saver Mike.
The third is food for a hot day. I'm making a Spanish tortilla, with lots of onions, potatoes and chorizo. Paired with a salad that's dinner.
The fourth is orange sherbet ice cream, so fresh and tangy. What a treat on a hot summer night.
And my fifth is a picture I saw on-line this week and it made me giggle. I think that if I were to try and hitchhike I'd find a better traveling companion than the raccoon did.