Very hot and windy week
Saturday, May 03, 2014
So starting on Tuesday morning the weather here went nuts. It shot up to record degree's of heat for this time of year all over S.CA. We had gusts that were over 55+mph for over two days straight.
I tried to go to the gym on Wednesday and showed up at Planet Fitness to find the front doors wide open, all the ceiling fans on and it was boiling inside. Their AC was having trouble keeping up with the heat, and some other problems. They tend to keep it a bit warmer than any other gym I have ever been a member of (Ballys/24 Hrs.). They keep it no colder that 75 degrees, which I think is way too warm when you have 75 - 100 or more people working out inside. I don't know if it is a requirement of the city, county or state during a heat wave but ridiculous when your working out.
So I came home and didn't bother with the gym at all this week. I did get a few shorter walks in the evening when our Santa Ana winds tend to give up a little bit with the gusts sometimes even stopping for a hour or so. But they pick up again each morning, we also had a few local fires. Normal for Santa Ana winds except the winds normally come in the fall and not this time of year.
The winds let up around 1pm on Thursday, just stopped. We were able to clean up the deck which was covered in Cypress fronds, leaves and other junk. Our deck covers, of course blew off, and we just tie them back until the winds let up and then stretch them back into place. We have to replace them every 2-3 yrs. because of damage, tearing from winds like these.
Did walks both yesterday morning and today, but was pretty hot by the time I got home. Right now, at noon it is over 90+ degrees with a 10-15 mph breezes. If it wasn't for those slight winds it would already be at 100. Looks like to be a hot summer, unless some weird refusal comes our way. We had a warm to hot winter and could use some more rain. Oh did I mention just a little over a week ago we had a rainstorm hit here one night where the weather went from 80's to 50's in a few hours. Thought I was living in the Midwest. lol
I signed up to do Arthritis walk on June 1st with a group from the hospital where my doctors work at, "St. Jude Warriors" of Fullerton, CA. I'll be walking early in the morning at Edison Field (Angel Stadium to locals). This is sort of a special day because it would have been my mothers birthday. She died in 2007 of cancer but she also had arthritis.
So keeping cool in the AC. Hope everyone is doing great!