“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
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Stop your whining and show a little appreciation for the low-100’s. The hottest temperature on Earth was recorded at Greenland Ranch, Death Valley. On July 10, 1913 it reached 134°F (56.7°C). Hemet is 3oo miles south of Death Valley.
To appreciate how COOL Hemet is, check out this sizzling article about places hotter than Hemet at http://www.wunderground.com/deadheat.
COPING WITH HOT WEATHER
The following are random ideas for coping during a heat wave:
- http://grist.org/list/its-so-hot-in-oklahoma-that-this-squirrel-melted – Here is an especially appreciative looking squirrel draped over an ice block during 115 degree heat.
- Since a single large ice cube melts slower then the same amount of water in smaller pieces I used to line a cardboard box with a plastic bag, to make a huge ice block for my horse’s water trough. She greatly appreciated that.
- To save money on my summer electricity bill. I put bottles of frozen water and tea in a cooler in the kitchen along with a day’s worth of foods so we don’t need to open our refrigerator as often.
- https://hemetsunshine.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/dashboard-cooking – Now for some fun stuff… Did you know that when it is 95°F outside, the temperature on a car dashboard is 180°F? This means that you can cook on your dashboard.
- http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2012/05/how-to-cold-brew-coffee.html – As an alternative to cooked coffee, here is a recipe for cold-brewed coffee.