Thursday, June 21, 2012

3H's are here...and a small brag

View to the east on a hazy morning

The 3H’s are here, and the only thing good I can find to say about it is that the dreaded three will leave tomorrow. This morning the haze was already in evidence, and the humidity was cloying even as early as 7 a.m.
It’s a lot easier for me to put up with record-breaking heat and humidity when I know it won’t be here for days on end. Of course, anytime heat like this comes to an end that probably means thunderstorms and the dangers that often accompany them. Still, the heat will end and that’s the important thing for now.

So I am simply trying to bask in the idea that it’s only this afternoon to suffer through and the weather will be better tomorrow. Wrong as forecasts often are, I’m still glad I live in a time where people have some idea how long bad weather will last. I don’t even want to think about how anxious I would be about this weather if I didn’t know it would end tomorrow. Imagine living in a time where you had no idea if you’d have one day of record-breaking heat or 15 in a row. Or if you didn’t know the back edge of that winter blizzard was just one county to the west and would be over soon. All I can say is I’m glad I wasn’t living then.

On a side note: yesterday marked my 1500th post to Roundtop Ruminations. I started the blog way back in August 2005, so I’ll soon be coming up on my seventh anniversary with it. Back then it never occurred to me I’d still be posting in 2012.


Anne Higgins said...

Really hot and humid here too - Frederick is the hottest place in Maryland today, and I'm just 25 miles north of there.
Congratulations on your 1500'th post! I started back then as well, but don't have nearly such a number.
I really enjoy reading your blog.
Best wishes from Anne

Carolyn H said...

Anne: Thanks so much!

Woodswalker said...

Congratulations on your long-running blog. I really enjoy checking in on your daily life with your critters and cabin. Keep up the good work!