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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Heating Up

We are breaking records right and left as the temperatures almost reach 90 degrees F in N Alabama. It was 87 on Saturday and expected to be the same today and on Halloween. There are record lows--highest lows--also. We have not had rain for 42 days and there is none in the foreseeable future. I think one day I had five raindrops on my windshield. That does not count.

I suppose all the little spooks can wear their cute Frozen outfits tomorrow night and not have to bundle up with a coat over their costumes.  When my kids were little, I was always sad for them as they wanted everyone to see their costumes.

When my son was five- and daughter was three-years-old and we lived in the Northern part of KY, we had the most amazing Halloween. It was so warm that the parents sat together in front yards and allowed the children to go to a few houses in sight, alone.

My daughter had to go to the bathroom and went across the street at our house. Soon, she emerged, pants down, and in her little-girl voice yelled, "Maaamaaa, come cleeean meee" as she stood in the open door with her panties around her ankles and a short top on. As we all laughed and I was trying to get up from the ground, she yelled again. People were laughing up and down the block. Yet again, she called out the same words as I was hurrying across the street. Now, she knew how to clean her own bottom, but she was still in the stage where I "checked."

A warm Halloween always reminds me of this incident. I can still hear in my mind her little voice ringing so true and cute.

The car ac decided not to work on Friday, making me think I had turned on the heater. No, I was sweltering and on my trip to the country. My house ac was turned off two days when the temperature dropped to lower 60s for two nights. Unfortunately, the sun sets on the back of the house, so the ac is now on for the unforeseeable future.

Your turn
Is your weather unseasonably warm or cold or just right? Do you have any memorable Halloween memories?

8 comments:

  1. Since I just live a bit south of you, yes it is insanely hot for this time of the year. I changed over most of my clothes and now am wearing the same things over and over and over. I dont wear shorts when I go out, but around the house my uniform is still shorts, sleeveless tops and flip flops

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    1. Anne,
      It is twice as hot when the ac quit working in the car. I had planned to wear something fallish with a sweater. I did so, but did not realize how hot it was going to be that day. It seems I drive around with a sweater and light coat in the car since I am always unsure of exactly how cool it will be and have to take off outerwear. I was wearing shoes without socks and had to go back to sandals all the time.

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  2. Unseasonably warn several days here as well, but of course that means high reaching mid sixty's to low 70's. whihc means flip flops and shorts are back for some. today was cool though, but tomorrow expected to b back to 60, and 70 by end of week. Crazy, 25 years ago was the great Halloween blizzard.

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    1. SAM,
      I forget where you live. We should be having mid 70s.I don't remember a Great Halloween Blizzard. It sounds like an episode of Charlie Brown.

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  3. Our kids always have to bundle up here. A lot of times, we buy a costume that are a size or so too big and put their coats underneath it. It looks like we have a ton of plump trick or treaters.

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    1. Sonya Ann,
      I laughed hard and long at your response. I can just see plump children gathering more candy to plump them up more. Did you do this or other parents, also? Thanks for that.

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  4. We're in the 80's too, much too hot. They keep saying it will be cooler by next weekend, kind of like, you know, free beer--tomorrow.

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    1. Janet,
      You must live near me. Cooler here went from 90s to high 80s, not much difference. Free beer-tomorrow...yes! Just like that.

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