I've been babysitting two granddaughters for the past week. Like most of the world, they're used to air conditioning. So the heat is rough on them here. They tucked themselves away in my little air-conditioned bedroom for hours, once they were back from morning vacation Bible School, watching cartoons.
They'll spend next week at Carthage with their up-to-date, air-conditioned grandma. Hopefully by the time they come back here, it will have cooled down. All the long-range forecasts say it's going to cool down considerably Tuesday, and stay 90 or below for the next few days, at least. There's even a chance of rain, which we desperately need.
Cliff and I went to Adrian to a tractor show today. We were there for perhaps two hours. It's surprising how many people were willing to get out in the 100 degree heat; the grounds were crowded. Our friends Joyce and Don, who were with us last weekend for the "Internet friends" reunion, were also there. It's always good to see them.
Then we spent a couple of hours in the Family Center, a store in Harrisonville we both love; Cliff heads toward the tools and farm supplies, I look at all the "pretties" you can hang on your walls, and put on shelves. Then I come home and search Ebay, where I find them for much lower prices (although I usually don't buy them). They had a glider I'd love to have, marked down to $99. But I hate to spend that much on a whim.
We're eating tomatoes like crazy... BLT's for breakfast, tomatoes and Ranch dressing for lunch, salad with plenty of tomatoes for supper. You can't buy good tomatoes in the grocery store, so we enjoy them homegrown while we can. My five vines are producing plenty for us and our daughter's family, too.