Monday, May 25, 2009

What in the World

Hotter Than Predicted

Fed the Boys in the morning and thought it was a little warmer out than I'd expected. I spent the morning in the house doing nothing really worthwhile, then went out to strip the stalls.

The Boys have been bedding their stalls with hay for the last month or so. While I do pick out, I don't strip out all the bedding regularly. I fear the hay had gotten a bit out of hand. As I said, it was a lot hotter out there than I expected. I managed to finish Tucker's stall and Toby's stall before I just ran out of steam or rather, ended up soaked in sweat and pretty overheated.

No wonder! When I checked the temperature on the garage thermometer--it is in the full sunshine--it was at about 100F. Not quite so bad in the shade, but not exactly moderate. No wonder the Boys were hanging out inside the barn. I thought about setting up their fans, but decided to wait to see what happens over the next week. It is supposed to cool off again.

I fed the Boys dinner and headed for the pool. More exercise. Just what I needed. I actually managed to swim 12 laps, 24 lengths of the pool today, so that is progress. Trouble is, the pool will not be open during the week, so I won't be able to build myself of that way until next Saturday. Ah well. This time, if the weather forecast is right, it should be only around 60F tomorrow, so I guess I won't miss the swimming too much.

I may go out later to work a horse or finish up Chance's stall. It all depends on how I feel in an hour or so when the sun eases off. At least my solar panels are getting a good dose of energy. I can't tell from the new meter on my house whether I am producing more energy than I am using, but the system is supposed to. Guess I will just have to wait until the next bill comes to see.


  1. Wow, it's too hot to work that hard. A swim was a great idea to cool off and get some exercise in. Hope it cools off soon.

  2. Anonymous7:09 PM

    Too hot for me! Glad you got in some swimming to cool off - I can't believe you did all that work in the heat!

  3. I hear you! What happened to my weekend in the 70s? It was so humid also. I hope it gets better soon.

  4. you're bound to be making a profit on the power with that sort of sun, surely!