Phew it was a hot one today. Temperatures got to a whopping 34*. That was why we decided to come home and not venture on the beach today - we would have been burnt to a crisp.
Instead, we got up, tidied, put away and packed the car up. We had used the 'house' bedding and towels so the washing machine and dryer were on as we left. On the way we found a place serving breakfast (we were starving as it was about 3 hours since we woke up) and had some homemade breakfasts which took ages but were nice and fresh as she made them more or less in front of us.
|An advert we saw in the paper in the cafe|
We drove the three hours back to home with air conditioning on. The traffic wasn't too bad.
When we got home our air conditioning was on strangely enough (maybe it kicked in when it got soooooo hot). Though we had left a front door key with next door, she didn't come in. Still it needed to be cooler so we set it lower. The garden has suffered so it must have been really hot here too. Everything looks really dry and the pool has lost quite a bit of water and is very green. Everything got unpacked and put away and we scrabbled together a lunch and tried to stay cool.
Smallest and I went and collected our Jalepeno Pepper plants from next door and delivered her jam. We have many fruits growing now as she has been feeding them for us. She has watered everyday except today because apparently I told her we would be back yesterday!
Our garden is very overgrown and needs a lot of attention and we have found a wasps nest under the decking of the pool. We all played a game of Junior Monopoly in the basement to keep cool while the air conditioning worked and then we all did our own thing for an hour or so.
Huffle and I did lots of watering and then Huffle stupidly decided to knock down the wasps nest (apparently he has researched the fact that once knocked down, the wasps don't go back in). Unfortunately it is at the wrong angle for us to use the wasp spray on it. Small and I watched him wearing his trousers tucked in his socks, a long sleeved top tucked into his trousers, a fleece with a hood over the top of a cap and a pair of goggles, plus gloves. He approached the deck and crawled slightly underneath with the line prop and poked at it and then ran like crazy towards us. I got it on video but unless I post it to YouTube, I can't put it on here. Believe me though, it was funny. Anyone wanting to see the video, let me know, I'll send it you. Anyway it's down now and no-one has been stung YET and no wasps were harmed. They will just go and build a new home - hopefully away from here.
Ahhhhhhh it's nice to be home.