Making the best of a bad situation
Posted on July 01 2017
We are in Texas visiting Grandma (my mom) and the weather is crazy. Today it is going to be 109 degrees and the state has issued a heat advisory for people to stay inside. I woke up early to go for a walk because it is 80 degrees by 7 am.
Coming from San Francisco, we are not used to the heat. The hottest it ever gets is maybe 80 degrees, and that is only a handful of days in a year. Usually, a hot day is 75 and everyone complains. Since it never gets hot we don’t have air-conditioning, only class A buildings, nice restaurants, downtown shops or a mall have to air-condition in San Francisco.
After today’s heat weave we are supposed to get three days of T-Storms. This should be exciting for my daughters as it’s been a while since she has seen a big Texas sky open-up and pour with lightning and thunder while it’s hot out.
In preparation for our impending situation, we went to Hobby Lobby, a large craft store. We don’t have this store in San Francisco so this was a treat for my daughter. We purchased lots of fabric and trims to make doll clothes. We don’t have a pattern so we are going to wing it and get creative. My daughter always travels with a doll and this one, Samantha, is going to get a new wardrobe in the next few days. We are all looking forward to this inside inspiring activity.