Yesterday (Wednesday, 08/06), the high temp reached 103° at the Savannah airport, breaking the previous record of 101. And in Effingham County it was said to have reached 105.
Today the temperature was on its way to an encore -- it was over 100 already by 2:00! I'm at home "teleworking" (although I actually got the bulk of my editing workload done late last night -- went to bed about 4 AM). I went outside with the compressor to air up the flat tire, and then went over to Randy & Rhonda's and had it patched up.
Time spent: less than 10 minutes.
Service: Exceptional. They took time out and took care of it, and didn't put me in line behind the big jobs.
Cost: $8.50. Higher than that garage in Eclectic, Ala., but it's cheaper than Wal-Mart. No gripes.
Having a good auto service business less than a mile from our house: Priceless.
I don't know what the hell this is, but it was a thorn in the side of Rupert's left rear Continental.
Soon afterward, the weather turned vicious. For a few minutes (as I was in Wal-Mart ... I figured as long as I can't get any work done, I might as well get in some "activity" walking) the wind kicked up to at least a good 50-60 MPH. It looked positively tornadic out there for a couple of minutes.
The good news was, Seraphim's plants got a good bath. The even better news was, the temperature went from 101° on Rupert's thermometer down to 74° in short order. Right now, at 533 PM, the WeatherBug icon reads 77°.
That's about it. Now back to work!
Ciao for niao.
--Talmadge "Inflated" Gleck