Wow!  I never thought I’d say this, but snow is sounding pretty good to me right now.  How are you keeping your cool in this heat?  Please send us your cool down secrets to and we’ll put a few of them in next weeks’ newsletter.  We’ll use your first name only along with your cool-down secret.

As for me, Hubby and I are enjoying our pool.  We try to coax Lucy in, but she won’t have anything to do with it.  Really?  Have you ever heard of a Labrador Retriever not wanting to get in the water?  She does like to be gently misted with the water hose, but no pool time for Lucy.  After her misting treatment Lucy will lay smack dab in front of the fan on the deck that is on high speed.  I know, I know, it’s just blowing hot air around, but whatever works, right?

I should probably mention that our ‘pool’ is a child’s swimming pool.  We put it on the deck, fill it with water, pull our lawn chairs up to it and stick our feet in. 

Ahhh, life is good!