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Darn, it's hot here! I'm counting on it not getting this bad again till next summer (if then). Statistics are on my side anyway -- July 10 through 20 have the highest average temps of the year. It's been way too hot to work much outside, except early in the morning or in the evening and those, of course, are the times I need most to be taking care of my mom indoors.
The lawn (okay, it's a field really) is very shaggy. I've given up on trying to keep it under control with my little reel mower and ordered a powerful high-wheel mower-trimmer. Yes, gas-powered. It should be here in a week or two. I'm hoping it will be cooled down to mere mid-90s temperatures by then so I can get out and use it.