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Heat index warnings in effect

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... ELEVATED HEAT INDEX VALUES EXPECTED THIS WEEK... HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL BE BETWEEN 102 TO 107 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON. THE ELEVATED HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY AS TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 90S COMBINE WITH DEW POINT VALUES IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 70S."

This is the warning from weather.com for our area. They aren't kidding either. I had to walk out to the mail box and even at 9AM it was mid 70's with high humidity. Right now, 11:30 AM its 81 degrees with 79% humidity. And we will hit our high of warmer temperature later today. The air is still, not much breeze, and it is overcast. Those clouds seems to be holding in the warmth and the humidity. And later it will just get more oppressive than it is now. Not my favorite weather. Not one of those things I love about Texas. But it is early summer in Austin. It won't get cooler for months.

And no rain in the forecast. But we might hit a high of 98 by Saturday.  We'll…

Summer is starting

This week we are due for highs in the 90's. I guess summer is upon us. Though we haven't had rain the past few days, they keep saying "spots" of thunderstorms. It was clear earlier, but now we have clouds, so who knows.

I think we've picked the last of the blueberries, but the blackberries are still producing as are the strawberries. Today there was a cantaloupe with a small hole from maybe a squirrel. We took it inside, cut it open, and had some. It was actually fairly good. And we've been picking apples here and there. Those are definitely good. Today for dinner we are having that cut cantaloupe, the last of the blueberries, some strawberries, some blackberries, and apple from the yard in a fruit salad. It looks good, I'm happy to say. I'm cooking a squash from the yard for a veggies, and I have some of those potatoes from the yard cooking with the chicken. Sounds good to me.

This is why we have a garden. Fresh fruit and veggies, no pesticides, we k…