Thursday, July 30, 2009

Heat Wave!

We've been having an unusual summer this year. It has rained once in the last couple of months and this last week the temperatures have been in the 90s each and every day. Yesterday we hit an all time official high of 103, breaking the record for July of 1994.

It may not seem that much when many other places regularly have similar, or hotter temperatures, but we really aren't set up for this kind of heat. Most people and businesses, us included, don't have air conditioning, or even fans. Luckily, our friend Dan was able to lend us two old fans of his. Even with these, it was 98 inside our house yesterday afternoon.

Extreme conditions require extreme reaction. We went to the mall. The one in Bellevue. It has a toddler play area and air conditioning. And we weren't the only people with the same idea. The play area was a little like 'Lord of the Flies':

video

You can't see it too well in the video, but most of the parents are sitting near the edge of the play area, looking quite shell shocked, letting their kids come up with their own form of government.

The only other picture I can share with you is this photo of our car dashboard, where the car thinks that it's 115 degrees out after being trapped in the oven.... err parking lot.



It is supposed to cool off for the rest of the week. Only 99 degrees today. Think cool thoughts for us!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Anacortes

I had the day off from work on Thursday, so we all took a trip up to Anacortes to go to Washington park. Here are some pictures of our walk along the beach.


















Tuesday, July 21, 2009

wading





Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summer Days

Ice cream, fountains and bookstores- what else do you need?




Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009

visiting

Unity and I have returned from our trip to Chicago. We had a good time visiting with friends and family, and attending the lovely memorial party celebrating the life of Marcel Fremont. More photos to come...



Wednesday, July 01, 2009

special delivery



chicago here we come...