Thursday, July 5, 2012

It's So Hot!

We've had a record number of 100 degree days here in the Twin Cities.  It's been close to 98 in the shade and 113 in our car/garage!  Typically, I don't complain.  We spend our time at the wading pool or lakeside.  We have ceiling fans and AC.  However, our AC is currently not working.  The unit's motor is running outside, but the part near the furnace downstairs is frozen thus causing zero cool air flow.  We called Xcel Energy this morning, but they can't send a technician out until Tuesday.  It was 90 degrees at 10PM last evening.  And, of course, life doesn't stop.  We celebrated the 4th by making a cooler type meal before heading out for fireworks.

Basil Pesto I made with pecans instead of pine nuts....sometimes I have to improvise!

The kids' favorite pasta dish....Basil Pesto, spaghetti noodles, and grilled chicken breast.
After dinner we headed out to see the Minneapolis fireworks from the vantage point of the Stone Arch Bridge.  We brought our camp chairs, popsicles, a deck of cards, and the camera.

Beautiful clouds and a beautiful skyline!

35W was all lit up for the 4th, and a beautiful full moon stared at us from above.

Now, I'm going back downstairs where it's cooler and think of penguins, icebergs, and the rest of the North Pole while I finish quilting.  I can't wait to show you that project!


  1. Great photos, Grace! The last one is perfect. Your summers sound a lot like ours but we don't have ac - we spend the hottest days in the pool, instead. It's cold here, right now- 17°C which is about 63°F, I think.

    Are the Twin Cities another name for Minneapolis?

    God bless, Grace:-)

  2. Thanks, Vicky! I wish we had a pool, but Nick is too young yet. We have friends who had a pool party, however, so the kids spent the late morning and early afternoon cooling off in their pool.:) The Twin Cities is what we call Minneapolis and St. Paul because they've melded together into one large metroplex. Thanks for asking & God Bless You, too. 63 sounds so nice right now!;)

  3. Looks like you had a great view of the fireworks. We all loaded into big blue and watched the show over Lake Waconia in our friends' field. It was awesome...and NO BUG BITES!

    What a huge bummer that your AC is out. I've been thinking of you and praying for you all to make it through okay. Thankfully the hot spell has broken!

    1. Yeah, that night was great for no bugs! The water was rushing so fast down the falls and the breeze definitely helped, too. Thank God today was cooler. We were able to get the house cleaned and we even took a bike ride this evening.:)


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