Wednesday, July 29, 2009

How are you keeping cool?

Has this week been a scorcher or what! I'm not sure how much more the kids and I will be able to handle. The kids have been in the pool every day this week before lunch to cool down, or at least make a good attempt to cool down. We are doing everything we can to try and keep the house from heating up too much but have totally failed yesterday and today. Yesterday at 5:00, the house was 90 degrees and tonight at the same time, it was 91. Blah! As I'm writing this, it is cooler outside than inside, not by much, but it is and we have fans running in every room.

Today, I decided I had simply had enough and went and spent just over 2 hours with the kids in the pool. We sunscreened everyone up and out we went. When I initially took the pool cover off, the water temp registered at 98 degrees. We know, though, that the top part of the water is always warmer than the bottom part so once we got the watered stirred up for awhile I checked the temp again and it was 90 degrees. It felt so good! Ethan eventually tossed the thermometer out of the pool and when I went to put it back in the pool at 4:30, I glanced at it to see what it was reading. I was shocked at what I saw...105 degrees. WOW! That's hot. It was laying in the direct sunlight. No wonder the house is as hot as it is. When Jason got home, he snapped a quick picture of all of us in the pool just so we have proof that I do get in the pool with the kids. :)
We were all back in the pool after dinner for about another hour. It was a lot of fun!! Needless to say, by the time 8:00 rolled around, Ethan was exhausted and having a major melt down. He was hot and tired...not a good combination! Poor little guy...he is going to sleep so good tonight.
I've already told the kids that we are going to head to Bellingham first thing in the morning to get my errands done and then we can spend the rest of the day in the pool. The neighbor kids are going to be watching for us to pull in because I told them tonight that they could join us tomorrow afternoon. I hope they don't drive their mommy crazy all morning waiting for us to get home...sorry Ashley!

Hope you are all keeping cool and well hydrated!


Ashley said...

They ARE driving their mommy crazy waiting to swim, but that's okay! They did get to swim at swimming lessons, so they're fine.

Janice said...

You shoul've come and sat here in the air conditioning! You're always welcome - I never seem to be home anyway, so someone should enjoy it!!!