Did I go to sleep at 1:30 am this morning and wake up in Death Valley? Yes, I do believe I did. This is wrong, wrong, wrong. Gimme a breeze. Please. And just imagine the homeless, and elderly, and fixed-income people who do not have air-conditioning. I expect to hear news of people dying from heat stroke any time now. This is NOT the California I was promised when I lived in the humid South. Nor the one I visited for (TH's) family reunions for a decade before we hauled ourselves out here with two unsuspecting children. I want a thunderstorm to go with this heat. I don't care about the humidity. Really, I don't. Plants and skin don't sunburn and wither in humidity. Where is Carmel when I need her? Anyone want to go in on a weekend cottage to rotate among owners? Given the prices we'll only need about 10 couples to pull it off. But seriously, this is sickening weather (in which our normally wonderful climate just completely and utterly slips my pathetic memory).