Tuesday, July 17, 2007

So blasted hot

As I type this, I'm staring out the window at the pool below, wondering if it's worth it to stuff my growing belly in a bathing suit and go take a dip. I just got back from Wally World with a couple of weeks worth of groceries, half of which are juices and bottled flavored water. It is 92 F in the shade of my porch which means it's a few degrees warmer in the sun. I just hauled up 6 heavy loads of groceries from my car up the stairs and into the apartment, then shoved the frozen stuff in the freezer before it could melt any more than it already was. My next action was to strip my sweaty clothes off and stand in the kitchen with my head over the sink and spray myself with the vegetable sprayer to cool off. So now I'm trying to figure out how I could devise a pulley elevator system to haul groceries up and down the stairs so I wouldn't have to make 6 trips....

Don't forget I had to get all the groceries inside, couldn't leave anything out in the car for Sean to bring in tonight. Leaving a 12 pack of Dr. Pepper inside the back of my hot dark blue SUV isn't a good idea. I know very well what a Texas oven...er, I mean the sun...can do to an unopened can of soda in a hot car. It's feasible to leave them in the car in the winter or when it's raining, it doesn't get quite as hot then.

So I'm going to go now and sit in front of the AC in the living room for an hour...

2 comments:

eulogos said...

Where I live, if you leave cans of soda in the car during the winter, they can explode from freezing! I have had this happen. They rip right open.

I remember living in a third floor apartment in Annapolis Maryland when I was pregnant with my third, and having to carry all the groceries up the stairs. This was after getting the kids upstairs. And it meant leaving a 3 year old and a 1 1/2 year old alone while I went downstairs to get each bag of groceries. I didn't have a car then; to get the groceries I walked several blocks with two kids side by side in a large stroller; on the way back the kids had to walk holding on to the stroller (a BIG old fashioned type on a baby carriage frame) which was filled with groceries. It was a procedure which took hours. Finally I discovered that the grocery store, a small upscale one, would deliver for a small fee, which was worth it to me even in my then impoverished state. But I doubt if that is an option now.

The pool sounds nice; it is a blessing to count.

Susan Peterson

Donnica said...

Good for people to know.