It hit 100 degrees here yesterday. Not typical for this area this early in the year, but not unheard of, either.
I'm trying to adjust to this 'summer' stuff, but I hate it. I've turned the air conditioning two degrees warmer, to encourage my body to get over itself. Blech. Eighty degrees is not what I want my house to be at during the day. Now that it's after 5 pm I've got it set for 78 degrees.
I'm hoping that the weather folks are right, and that we'll 'only' be in the 80's for a while the middle of next week.
In my attempts to keep the house cool, I tried cooking some lentils outside, while I was inside. The idea was to go out and keep an eye on them. What really happened was that I forgot about them - while they were on high heat, before even turning them down to a simmer. As a result, they burned and probably ruined a good pot. Then I did it again, in a pot they couldn't ruin. Same result - burned 'em instead of simmering them.
Not cost effective. In fact, downright STUPID, especially the second time.
Third time I cooked them inside, and set a timer. That worked. And I cooked wheat berries by bringing them to a boil inside then putting them outside to simmer, and set a timer. That worked, too.
How's summer treating all y'all?