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You can put a skillet in the sun on the concrete patio and literally fry an egg. Grandson did that last weekend.

I sorely miss my live oak. Even in the shade it is too hot to sit on my patio after 11 am. No rain in weeks. No relief in sight. Highs have been between 97 and 99 degrees for over a week. It will get worse before it get better. Triple digit temperatures are predicted for the next 3 days - actual temperature not heat index.

Patio plants are dying and I AM MELTING!

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When you have sweat drip from your eyelashes and have to press your lips together and blow out to spray the sweat off your lips so it doesn't drip into your mouth when you open it to speak.
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for my area, we could do an it's too rainy one...

It's too rainy, when the dog (who doesn't like to get wet), will stay in all day without peeing, rather than set foot outdoors.
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Send some of that rain down south - PLEASE!
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The Eastern U.S. has gotten too much rain and the rest of us are watching the grass turn brown.
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"The earth laughs in flowers" -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This quote from Ralph is true. I frequently notice my flowers laughing their little buds off :D

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You know its too hot when the rain is warm and the water from the hose is steaming hot.
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We should have a Too Cold When one.
When I wait 3 months for my mango seedling to sprout, and then it damps off.
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We need a like button. :lol:
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tomf wrote:

We need a like button. :lol:
#SoTrue
When I wait 3 months for my mango seedling to sprout, and then it damps off.
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You know it is too hot when sweat starts dripping from your hair and your shirt sticks to your back.

You know its too hot when you want to jump in the sprinklers just to cool off

You know its too hot when you go to pick up a pot and get a first degree burn because it is too hot.

You know it is too hot when you turn on the COLD water at 2 in the afternoon and it comes out steaming hot.

You know its too hot when in rush hour the cars linger under the bridge a little longer.

Good things to do on really hot days
--stroll an air conditioned mall
---see a matinee movie and it is usually cheaper too
---- go to the beach or the pool
---- Have a cooler handy with lots of ice and cold drinks available
---- Get up early and garden in the morning and in the evening and relax in the middle of the day, preferably at the mall.
----- re apply sun screen every 2 hours and use sun sleeves. Use a waterproof sun screen or it will melt and burn your eyes.
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Yes, these days when it is still chilly in the morning and beautiful in the afternoon, I tend to do my computer and other indoor stuff in the AM and then go garden. In the summer, I will need to turn that around.
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I don't get nearly as cold as you do, but it does get cold for me. On those days it takes a little longer to get out of bed.
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When it's 11 degrees in the morning and 30 is the daily high point.
That's crappy.
BUT now I can do some gardening because it has been 70 degrees all last week and it will be this week. :D
When I wait 3 months for my mango seedling to sprout, and then it damps off.
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A cold front is passing by. It was 63 degrees yesterday
You know it is the opposite of too hot when
Every body is wearing long sleeves and ski caps and masks except me ( I don't have one)
When it is comfortable inside a shade house at 11 a.m. not a drop of sweat in site
The most popular lunch or snack is cup of noodles or hot soup.
I have only one window open in the house and I am still freezing
I layer a shirt and another long pant under my sweats and wear socks to bed.
I am expecting it to start snowing any minute.
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It is too hot when you are being bitten by gnats and mosquitos and turn on the AC in early March in NY.
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I hate those mosquitoes. Especially on warm still nights. They like to buzz around my ear. Its almost as bad as when the termites and 747's swarm.
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