Our summer is a pile o'crap.
Hot, steaming, muggy miserable crap.
I had to set up a make-shift bed in the basement last night to get any sleep and this is where we (the dogs and I) will be hiding out for most of the week. It's still bleddy hot down here, just less hot than anywhere else in the house.
The dogs are miserable, the flocks are on the verge of heat stroke despite my best efforts to keep them cool - it's 35C (95F) with humidex right now and as of tomorrow it's climbing to 45C (113F). No relief at night either.
We're just not equipped to handle this crap. No AC, no pool, nothing. I can endure a day or two but a solid 10 days straight? WTF?
Chickens are fragile and can die of the heat, I'm terrified of losing any of them.
My poor babies!
I had to move one of the flocks from their sweltering coop to a corner of the stables, where it's a tiny bit less hot. In the process of hauling birds from one place to another (7 trips, tiny plastic dog carrier, bla bla bla) I got heat stroke myself. Vegas told me to get in the cold shower cuz I was looking kinda bad. Boiled tomato kinda bad, pissing sweat everywhere.
Yeah, the expression shouldn't be "I don't feel so hot" because hot damn, I do feel hot.
Hot enough to self-combust.
Out of desperation, we got a sprinkler and I hope it'll cool us all down a bit... the dogs need to be hosed to get them through the day, ugghh. Wet stinky dogs, that's all we need!
Is it autumn yet?
/end of Sheer Misery This Weather Can Piss Off post/