We’re Melting … MELTING!!!

We’re Melting … MELTING!!!

It’s so beastly hot here that it’s almost unbearable. Our shoes stick to the asphalt. Coco would rather her bladder burst than walk down the sunny, blazing dock to go potty. And, the boys don’t even want to go swimming! But, that is August in Florida, which is a FAR cry better than February in Maine. I was just remembering last night how I couldn’t feel my toes during the worst months when we lived there. When I’d get in the hot shower at night, my frozen toes would burn intensely while they heated up. I’d sleep in sweats, three pairs of socks, and a pair of mittens. And, our furnace worked just fine! I literally spent 3-4 months in a deep chill that I couldn’t shake. So, I’m quite happy with the heat here.

Sure, I miss the fall foliage in Maine but even that wasn’t worth the extreme cold and several feet of accumulated snow outside the door each year.

Things are blissfully quiet right now in the floating home office this week. The boys will start school just after Labor Day. They’re homeschooled so we still do things the “old fashioned way.” They have been seeing their math tutor twice a week all summer because, ya know, I am AWFUL with math (which isn’t unusual for writers).

I’m going to spend the upcoming HOT weekend reading the most recent 24-Hour Short Story Contest finalists and I’m pretty excited about that. It’s one of my favorite tasks! If it was cool outside, I’d lay in the cockpit with my tablet but, since I don’t fancy sweaty, matted hair and a sunburn, I’ll lie in the cool air conditioning instead.

And, in case you thought I was going to neglect posting more lightning pictures this week, you’re wrong. We had a doozy of a blow come through three days ago. It was AWESOME!!! 🙂


Angela Hoy lives on a mountain in North Georgia. She is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the President and CEO of BookLocker.com and AbuzzPress, and the author of 24 books.

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One Response to "We’re Melting … MELTING!!!"

  1. writerleenda  August 23, 2018 at 7:05 pm


    Apparently Earth has four more summers of abnormal heat. Our hot spot in Canada (wine and fruit country, expensive tourist town (get yourselves a nice B&B and forget about those expensive lakefront hotels and the night crew that populates the streets) has been in the 30s (35C is 95F) for about three months. As well our province rife with forests is on fire. Yep it’s hot. Even I think so this time.

    And to think I whined and complained about the blizzard and snow we had (not usual for here) this past winter….

    Linda G