Dang it’s hot here

I have been whining that it is too cold here in Salem, Oregon but as of right now it is 98 degrees. Damn…… I didn’t realize that I could sweat this much. I know that is gross but I feel like I am dying.

I decided that since it was such a nice day that I would go down to a local park and walk with the kids and my cousin and her kids. We thought that we would be slick and let them “burn” off some energy. But two of them got sick because of the heat and the Baby (Brinley) was just miserable. I think that it was a big mistake.

We have an A/C unit for the house but it is not large enough to do any “real” good. It is bringing the temp from almost 90 to just about 80. I wish that we could afford another one but this is what we have to do for now.

Do any of you have any suggestions to keep a new baby cool? I have tried to use a cool wash cloth to keep her cooled off but I am having trouble with things like that because she just got her first cold and ear infection. She is just miserable and I feel so bad for her.

I know that I have other kids and should know what to do for her and them but it is early enough in the year that I am not completely prepared, for all of the heat.

Just since I started this post about 10 min ago the temp has risen to 99 degrees. Well I think that we are going to go out on to the patio and try to play in the kids pool. It’s not much but what can you do……

Have a good day and keep out of the sun.