Day 2, yesterday.
We survived. The kids took 2 baths and I tried not to touch the hot computer. I read nearly an entire chapter book to Otto as we sat on the couch with the ceiling fan on high.
When Hubby woke he went out and picked green beans for me. It had cooled off to 80 outside with like 98% humidity. It was as hot, but less muggy in the house.
|She holds 19 quarts.|
After kiddie bedtime Hubby and I snapped beans while watching some Netflix until he had to leave for work. I stayed up to finish snapping and then I got the fun task of CANNING. I had 20 quarts and so I pulled out my big gun. I need to name her.
Perhaps I will call her Rosie the Riviter.
You have to be about that tough to lift the thing up on the stove, she requires 2 burners and forget moving her with jars and water in her! UFF. DA.
By the time I finished snapping, filling jars, loading the canner, rumping up temperature and pressure and getting through the required canning time it was about 3 hours past my bedtime.
Can we say I slept REALLY WELL?
Today, Day 3, the house is much more humid. The floor is laid directly on the concrete pad for our home and I have had condensation collecting on the vinyl floor the past few days. I keep swishing a towel around it using my feet. I just really don't like the wet floor feel. I can't wait for this heat to go away.
The kids are doing mostly okay. They get loud in the house (especially with a sleeping daddy on the other side of the living room wall) but it's super hot outside. Today we watched Superman 2 and did some reading. Earlier today we passed the time by researching answers to some library quizzes. One was on Japan and another was on famous facts and landmarks around the world. Otto learned much, Abram enjoyed watching the short clips from the internet and it not only kept us still--and thus cool-- but I can count it as geography!
More incidental school = love. it. :)
This evening is going fast. I soon will be pulling out some cold pasta salad and then it will be bedtime. If we have time we will have fast baths to cool down before bedtime.
Tomorrow we will be distracted with morning Story Time at the Library and with our last (MUST REMEMBER THE CAMERA) week of ball games (T-ball and slow pitch).
Right now the kids (all 3) are on the couch pretending to be on a pirate ship. They just all survived a quite intense shark attack. He who is up in the crows nest (kitchen bar stool) just spotted A FLYING SHARK. I think that means this captain need to get her eyes up in the skies and off from the computer, lest those flying sharks want to attack moms too! :)
Hang tight and stay cool. :)