Thursday, November 04, 2010

Don't Read This One

I know that I have no room to complain about the weather. I know! So, just ignore this post.

It's 5pm and the current temperature here is 96 degrees. Folks, that is not cool. We pay a pretty penny for the weather here. Not to God directly, but instead through taxes, real estate, groceries, gas, and just about anything you can think of to support daily life in California.

It seems that for every 50 gorgeous, even temperature days, we get 3-5 sweltering ones. Yall know I can't stand the heat. I'm as confused as you are as to how I was raised in Texas and then lived in Louisiana for 7 years.

Add to that the fact that our house does not have air conditioning.

Pa came to our rescue today. Lunch out at a pizza parlor down the street, 2 hours of help with the kids (after all week sans Blake).......it was perfect. How lucky we are to have him visit so often! My neighbor remarked....."Just another piece of the puzzle that lined up for you guys. Part of the plan!" Indeed. We move to San Diego and Pa lands all sorts of business out here.




Carter got some ink at lunch.

I don't even know what the temperature was inside our house today. Hot enough to pull my hair up in pig tails. That's for sure.

A good look, yes?

I was desperate, people. And, obviously thought you all would like a peak at just how extreme things are.

Lainey was the only smart one in the bunch. While the boys sweated it out riding bikes and scooters, our littlest one slept the afternoon away in the coolest room. Santa Anna winds blowing in, dark curtains and a wicked fast fan.


Lower temps expected tomorrow. Blake should be driving in any moment from his Vegas trip. I'm going to high five him on the drive way as I walk out to see a movie.

Here's to a kid-free, super cold theater and some hot buttered popcorn!

21 comments:

If the shoe FITZ said...

egh...that is hot! No AC. I would die. Literally, die, just die!
We finally got our cooler weather here and busted out long sleeve shirts and packed away all of Bill's Summer clothes.

The Soladay Family said...

You so effing deserve it. I wanted to pull my hair out over the phone for you this morning. You are a rockstar.

Shannon said...

OMG, complain away! That's awful. Like...make you feel sick awful.

Did the heat finally knock Laine out for a nap? Is she still mostly a non-napper?

Jodee Leader said...

Holy cats! You have every reason to complain! I hate the heat too and especially this late in the year! You poor thing! You look fabulous in pig tails though!

Hope you enjoyed your kid free night!

Claire Kiefer said...

Oh man, you have ever single right to complain about the weather if it's that dang hot! As I'm sure you know, it is much more pleasant up here in northern California (though it was warm, even for us, today). I HATE the heat, especially a) when you are not sitting on a beach in your bathing suit with a daiquiri in hand, and/or b) you don't have AC!

(I lived in Louisiana too! Born/raised in Georgia, went to college at Tulane, then the migration out here). :)

Impulsive Addict said...

I love you.

There. I said it. Out loud.

starnes family said...

Right back atcha, IA!

Shannon - naps are a thing of the past in this house. She was up late last night and then I think the heat wiped her out. I would have been in that room sleeping, too, if I could!

Pam @ Kassie's Beach said...

I have a very small window air conditioner. I chose not to use it today as we were supposed to have perspective tenants do a walk through. I let my house get up to 87 degrees and the jerks didn't even bother to show. Further more, my landlord didn't bother apologizing. I'm going to make her life hell for my remaining couple weeks here.

Tammy said...

So crazy for November! That is hot! Hope you get to enjoy your movie in AC!!

Allyson and Dave said...

I did not houses without AC even existed. That is madness! It is 55 here in FL this morning. Freezing!! I had to break out the wool coat. I hope it cools off quickly for you!

Sara said...

96 and no A/C?? You have every right to complain. That's miserable! Hope there's some cooler weather heading your way.

What movie did you see? And damn it, now I want buttered popcorn.

Brittny said...

you poor thing!!!!! i don't think i could ever live without a/c. but i have lived in the south my entire life so the words "no a/c" literally are "4 letter words" to me. we finally have much cooler temps here. i actually turned the heater on this morning. mostly b/c last year it turned on for the first time in the middle of the night and set all the smoke alarms off at 2:00 AM!! i was trying to prevent that. hope you enjoyed your movie, i have been in the theater since Shrek 4 came out and that was the first time in about a year. i don't get out enough at night is all i have to say. thank the Lord above for Netflix.

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

I could never live without A/C!! I feel for you! I hope it cools off soon. If not drive 6 hours and you can come stay in my Air conditioned house! Lainey is a smart girl!!

Shannon said...

It's common in some areas to not have air conditioning. My fam from Kansas thinks it's crazy that Texas houses don't have basements and the city doesn't have big equipment for snow. It just doesn't make financial sense to provide something when it will be rarely used.

So sorry you're having to suffer through this for a bit. Hopefully it'll go away soon.

merrilee said...

Casey, you have every right to complain. All anyone has talked about for the past few days is this heat! I have ac and I am still complaining. For those of you who aren't familiar with California....if you live within about 2-3 miles of the ocean, you probably don't have ac. It is not needed....except a handful of brutal days each year. Thank God for the ocean to cool us off!!!

merrilee said...

Oh--and I love the pig tails....you can totally pull it off!

Dee Stephens said...

Sucky long time. I know..most houses don't have AC out there. Hang in there!

Amy said...

Real tats, right? That would be very California of you.

The Lenzers said...

OMG I love you!!! I was just going to ask how pa was getting to visit so much, it is great! it is freezing here at my folks house, highs in the 50's....brrr, when I did not pack accordingly. cutie in pigtails, i tend to look like pippy longstocking, ha

Sassafrass Jane said...

Caught up on da blog. I wondered why I was getting a LinkedIn request from you. I'm not even on there. Oh Blake...
Love the piggy tails! You so cute. I miss seeing you!!

Mama Deb said...

Yep, not having a/c really is horrendous several days of the year. I hear you and will whine with you on any day that happens!