Quad Cities

7-23-12 – Still not much to write about. The heat is almost everywhere so that’s no news.

We may go to East Moline the 27th to pet sit while Candi and Jared go to Des Moines, but that’s not certain. It will depend a lot on the weather and how hot it is then. We haven’t  got anymore rain. It rained some to the south and east of us one night last week. We went to Muscatine on Thursday last week and got to see Lisa and Sarah at work. Lisa said she started to swim in her pool one day and it was so hot she had to get out. She said the water felt like it was over 90 degrees then I heard on the news that the water in at least one of the city pools was 95 degrees so I suppose all of them are like that. I don’t remember that happening before. Usually kids and people go in the pools to cool off when it’s hot. I heard one of the national weathermen say on the television that this is global warning. I call it, “Global WARNING,” for whats to come. It’s already 92 degrees at 10:30 a.m. I see where St. Louis and Kansas City are the hottest cities in the nation some days. Even hotter than Phoenix some days.

Daughter, Anita, said she, her son, Jared, and his family spent a few days last week and weekend up in Minnesota on Lake Superior. She said it was really nice up there. Not as hot as it is here. I’m glad they got to go.

One evening last week it was cool enough we got to sit outside. It sure felt good with the breeze kind of chilly at times. That was the only time we’ve got to sit outside for a long time. We’re both getting “cabin fever.” I have to go to Tipton in the morning for a test, and then we’re going to Lujack’s in Davenport for maintenance on the car. So that will get us out some and we can see what all is going on with the crops between here and there.

Our hollyhocks this year were really getting tall and buds as thick as they could get all over them and they were blooming. Then all of the sudden a swarm of Japanese Beetles came in and killed them. Quick as I saw them on there I grabbed the spray and sprayed them, but it was too late. They were eating the leaves and the blooms. None of the flowers are doing very good this year. The temperature is up to 94 degrees now and it’s not even 11:00 yet.

I heard about a guy that had just came in via I-80 and he said it was so hot the farmers were putting fans in their fields with blades as big as boxcars! HA. (of course around here we call those wind turbines!)

Take care of yourselves and bye, bye for now.