The weather turned extremely hot at the end of last week - particularly the weekend. Like gross hot. Too-hot-to-move hot.
Saturday I did move - we were going to one of our theme dinners - the theme of the evening being appetizers. So I went out and got groceries, came home and did my boot camp, then spent the afternoon in the kitchen. I was drained. Wilted.
Fortunately, our friends have air conditioning in their house. Every so often, Husband will bring up the subject of getting some sort of air conditioner. But I always say we don't get extremely high temperatures often enough to need it; he has one in his computer room, so we can get by. But this weekend was just nasty.
Sunday I did as little as possible. And ended up camped out with Husband in his computer room to enjoy some air conditioning.
I did venture outside in the evening. It hadn't cooled down much at all, but some of my plants actually needed watering - first time all summer.
As soon as I came in the gate I saw this:
My first (non-cherry) tomato of the season!
Yesterday was still hot, but not quite as bad. Which is good since it was another boot camp day.
Today was supposed to be cooler - I'm sure that's what I saw when I looked at the weather forecast yesterday. So I was thinking I'd come home from work and do some house cleaning because things are in pretty bad shape around here. But, we arrived home to a wall of heat. Back to the air conditioned computer room I went. It's starting to cool off a bit now, but it takes our house so long to cool down.
I don't like to complain about the heat, after all my griping about the constant rain, but this is a bit much.
Anyway, out to water my garden again and have a bit of a look at things...
My other variety of miniature cucumber is starting to produce.
And my Rocky Cucumber is still going.
I didn't spend much time out there though because the mosquitoes were pretty vicious. However, I came in with:
Some string beans; there are more on the plant that are not far behind, so I'll collect them in the fridge until I have a decent amount. I did dig up a bulb of garlic, and it's pretty small so I'd say I'll be taking The Bag Lady's advice and leaving most of in the ground until next year.
When I put all the tomatoes together like this, I was actually surprised at what I have so far:
All I've eaten so far is a few of the Cupids. I know, what's wrong with me? I think it's the heat...