Home Is Where We Park It – Escapees North Ranch, Congress, Arizona
April 26, 2020
Temperature 100 Degrees
Baby It Is Hot Outside
I never thought I’d say this It was just too hot to do a thing. My apologies to those who are still suffering from temperatures in the thirties and snow on the ground. I would, if I could, send you some of our heat your way. However, since I can’t I’ll at least think warm thoughts for you.
We began our Sunday with worship at our home church. Once again a fantastic worship experience. They had choir members, each in their own home, join together in an anthem. Pastor’s message was uplifting and comforting as he reminded us once again that even the midst of crisis God is there to protect and shelter us and see us through.
The winds around here are just too unpredictable to leave the patio awning out all the way. One minute the breeze is next to nothing, the next minute it is blowing up a storm. However, I’ve learned that I can at least leave it out just this far with no issues. This gives us the necessary shade we need on the passenger side of Elvira during the hottest part of the day.
I cleaned them, did some minor repairs that were necessary – but would they work? Today, with the outside temperature at one hundred degrees, was the day to find out. Since we only had thirty amps at the pedestal I knew that I could only run one unit at a time so it was the front one we were going to try.
Inside we were at ninety two degrees when we turned the front AC on. Yea, I know we waited way to long to run it. Thankfully, it ran – at least after a fashion. It would run for an hour then shut down for five minutes then start again. This pattern was repeated throughout the whole afternoon. Be that as it may we were able to get the inside temperature down to eighty five degrees. We were happy and comfortable since it held that temperature without an issue. Bottom line, at least we know the front unit works.
That was it today on The Road of Retirement. What did we do today? Due to the heat we sheltered inside and let the AC keep us cool. It was just too hot to be outside even for a brief walk. They say this weather is going to hang around for at least another week. In fact by Thursday they are expecting the temperature to be in the neighbor of one hundred and six degrees!
On the lighter side
Time to go. Thanks for joining us again. We always appreciate your company and your comments. Keep safe.
These are the voyages of Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers. Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.
See you on down the road!