Friday, May 15, 2015

Another Friday Morning

And the local weather has hit summer mode: temps in the 90s, blistering sun, high humidity, and at least a 40% chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Repeat daily until mid-October, with few variations - it will get even hotter and more miserable than the current average high of 93 by the end of June. I do think it's funny that local weather forecasters all seem to be trained to describe 95 degrees as "It's going to be warm!" as if it will feel cooler if they just don't use the word "hot." The average temperatures are all running several degrees higher than what used to be normal.

This is why I don't think I need the Disney Annual Pass at the higher price. You can't pay me to go to a theme park here in summer, and summers are much longer than they used to be.

Right now it's raining, which wasn't in the forecast, but is also not surprising. The dogs hear it and won't stir to go out, which gives me time for a little blogging in bed with my morning coffee.

I've enjoyed my frequent weekend Disney visits very much, and will miss them during the summer months of hot, humid, tedious reality, but it does mean I will have time (and spare cash) to pursue some other projects. My home needs some TLC. The indoor-outdoor carpet on the front and rear balconies needs replacing, other rooms need paint, and the year is almost half over and my office/guest room is only about 15% better than it was in January. I do have plenty of things to do during my stint in humid reality - I just don't want to do them. But it's time to suck it up and be a grownup for a while, until next fall, when I can resume running off to Fantasyland as often as I can.


Brenda said...

Years ago, my ex and I visited Disney World during the last week in August. We knew it was hot, but didn't realize what the temperature actually was until we got back to the hotel and found that we had heat blisters/prickly heat inside our socks. We turned on the TV and found out the high had been over 100 degrees that day. We had been in and out of the AC as we went from one attraction to another, but still---today that would probably fold me up. Anyway---now you and your family will have something to look forward to in the fall.

Catherine said...

Between the heat and the crowds, I just can't do it anymore. 25 years ago when my kids were small and I was young it was hard enough. Now, fergeddaboudit. Delaney's birthday was hot enough, and that was mid-October! We definitely got our money's worth out of our seasonal passes this year, and though I toyed with the idea of bumping it up to the full annual pass for the free parking, the cost of parking doesn't really offset the price.