Thursday, August 16, 2012

Finally a Dry Day

But Still Hot

We are supposed to have a cold front eventually, but so far, the heat is still on.

But the humidity has dropped a little and for once, I don't think there are any thunderstorms in the forecast. So we have at least one day's reprieve until the unsettled weather returns for the weekend.

The upside is that here in my part of New Jersey, the crops are growing well. Tomatoes, corn, and all kinds of veggies are plentiful, and the field crops seem to be thriving.  I don't know how the hay crop is doing, though, as the frequent showers might be making it hard for farmers to dry and bale.

Also good for me is that with rain, the aquifer replenishes and I don't worry as much about my well drying up so that I have no water. We have had years of rationing in the past, but not this year--so far.

The swimming pool closed down on Tuesday due to storms. Yesterday, I drove by around 3 PM or so and it was closed again. But then, I called and found out if I had been 10 minutes later, they would have been open again.  I quick changed into my suit and drove back over to get in my swim of a bit over 30 minutes, and even managed a couple rounds on the Lazy River. I showered, headed home and within another 15 minutes or so, thunder began to rumble again, so I suspect they closed down again.

I really do get addicted to swimming nearly every day, so the pool's closing is really frustrating.

Needless to say, with the heat and the bugs, I haven't been riding. It would have been cool enough this morning, but I overslept and by the time I got out to the barn, the sun was already filling the arena, beckoning the B52's.  No fun there.

I certainly hope that when autumn rolls in I will get back into the habit of riding regularly again. My knees still are not fully recovered from the surgery, but riding doesn't seem to cause too many more issues than either swimming or riding the exercise bike.

When I was younger, the summer heat did not stop me like it does now.

I guess I'm suffering from a little bit of age and motivation at the same time. *sigh*

1 comment:

  1. We've been having some fierce thunderstorms here almost everyday (except today). The humidity is just too much to take this year. I think it must be one of the worst summers I can remember in recent years. There's not much riding going on with me either. And I think the horses appreciate my not tacking them up too.

    Glad you did get a swim in, that must feel wonderful. Like you I'm hoping for an early Autumn so we can get back to some consistency with riding.