Everyone has been telling us that we came to Houston during the worst possible time. It is definitely hot and certainly humid here. Well, wouldn’t you know it…our last few days here it finally decided to cool down a little. This is one beautiful forecast for the next several days.
We have been somewhat disappointed with the weather around here. Of course we knew that it was going to be unpleasant but one thing that we looked forward to was all the great summer rain storms that Houston supposedly has. We got a few but they were not that impressive. We got caught in one yesterday as we were traveling to southern Houston to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. You couldn’t go over 20 mph on the freeway. We found it odd that in the middle of a heavy downpour, everyone turned on their emergency flashers. What’s the point? Seems to me emergency flashers loose their effectiveness when everyone has them on. Don’t ya think?
Anyway, as our visit in Houston comes to an end we reflect on the relationships we have established. So, here is a salute to our best friend the spray bottle.
This trusty spray bottle was purchased last summer as a pain reliever to a really bad sunburn I got while jet skiing (or wave running for you Utah people) at Bear Lake. It had a fan blade on it which proved useless, but the spray does wonders when trying to sleep (even without covers and an ice pack on your hot, swollen feet). This bottle, in combination with the ceiling fan, is the only way to survive if you don’t want to spend over $100 just to crank up the AC resulting in a pathetic two or three degree difference. So this, I would have to say, was the best $3 investment we have made and the one thing that I couldn’t live without this summer.