It's not quite as hot this morning as it was yesterday morning, but the house is getting hotter and hotter. When it's hot like this, what we have to do is get up really early in the morning and open all the doors and windows to let cooler morning air come inside. Most years, we only have to worry about this half-a-dozen times or so.
If we leave the windows open overnight — without screens — we risk getting a lot of insects, including giant moths, and other animals like bats in the house. It's happened to us many times over past hot summers. It's not fun trying to sleep in a room in which a bat is flying around.
Right now, at 6:30, the air in the house is about 5ºF warmer than the outdoor air. For the record, our outdoor thermometer, which is in a shaded, protected spot on the north side of the house, read 33.3ºC at the peak of the afternoon heat yesterday. That's about 92ºF.
I keep losing internet access on our ADSL modem this morning. I wonder if that has to do with the heat. I'll try to post this now before the connection dies again. These are photos I took out on my walk with Natasha yesterday, between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m.