Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday, Monday

The Plan:
Take the kids to school.
Enjoy coffee and breakfast.
Blog a bit.
Do some laundry.

The Reality:
Take the kids to school after the van reluctantly starts with a sputter.
Do not turn the car off - grab breakfast from a drive-thru.
Go straight to the dealer.
Sit and wait.
Get a new battery installed.

While the morning did not go as planned, and it was exasperating that the battery was a mere two months past the "free replacement" warranty period, I am thankful that I was not stranded somewhere having to ask a stranger to for a jump-start.

I'm not the only one, apparently. Shops around town are reporting record numbers of battery replacements due to the incredible heat wave we've been having. Forget about cooking an egg on the sidewalk - the heat is cooking the liquid right out of the batteries.

Of the 76 days from June 13 through August 27, only 9 of them have been below 100 here. And most have been in the 103-106 degree range.

But wonder of wonders, at 2:30 today, it is a mere 88 degrees and we might not even hit 95.

Wonder where our sweaters are. . . .


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TCKK said...

I do not envy you your heat! We've had a cooler than normal summer!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I'm sorry about your unexpected battery adventure. I guess you don't want to hear that we slept with the windows open last night and that it was 47 this morning? Why don't you take a break from the heat and come see me!


Kelly Combs said...

Glad you're safe & sound, even if the day didn't go as planned. Tomorrow will be another day to blog & do laundry.

My ADHD Me said...

My battery died last month too. It was only 3 months old so luckily it was under warranty.

It has been hot here too. Although not as hot here as there. Mainly high 90's with super high humidity.

We got a HUGE break today. High of 76 I think.....amazing.

Beverlydru said...

Wow- that's heat!!! I thought it was hot here, but you've got us beat.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Girl I could not handle that! WOW!