My outdoor thermometer was reading 107° a little earlier, it's gone down a bit now but its still hot enough to make being outside pretty miserable. I can't imagine how, or more importantly, why people live in this place in the summer when it gets REALLY hot. Of course they can't understand why I would live in the Colorado mountains in the wintertime when it would get down to 30 below zero...... looking back on it, I kind of wonder about that myself.
I trudged over to the Fairgrounds office this morning about 9 o'clock so it hadn't quite hit 90° yet, and re-upped for another week in the increasingly vain but still somewhat optimistic hope that more camping opportunities will open up in early June so my trip to Denver will be enjoyable and not a test of my abilities to survive.
I'm having to run the air conditioner about 12 hours a day now to keep the inside temperature below 90°.... Yes I know 90° still sounds really hot for a living room but the humidity is in the low single digits, and I'm not jumping around doing anything to work up a sweat, so it's really not as uncomfortable as you might think.
I never leave the AC running at night, even though the night time temperatures are starting to creep up into the mid-70s, and that's because I'm still pretty comfortable at night without it. I definitely don't like the noise.... I enjoy hearing the coyotes howling at night. And I don't like unnecessary machinery running while I'm asleep, its just one more thing that can go wrong.
PS.......I'm considering making some minor changes in my blog, nothing earthshaking of course because I don't have those kinds of skills. But if the blog doesn't show up tomorrow it will be because I'm either still working on it or I've screwed it up so bad.... it blew up.
Infrared picture of the tree that shades my campsite.... But not nearly enough. There are times when I wish the tree really was frozen and I could lay under it for an hour or two.
Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call aircraft. He was flying over pretty high so It's not a very good picture.