The temperature reached 105 degrees today.
It's been in the 90's all week and we are barely into
our summer. It's expected to be the same tomorrow.
Like much of the rest of the country, our area
is enduring drought conditions: I'm thinking that anyone
who plants flowers should consider using cacti
I try to get to the pool right as it opens. That usually
allows me to have an hour during which
I can swim leisurely laps and do water aerobics
exercises before the kids show up.
The kids scare me. By far, most of them,
whatever age they happen to be, do not
know how to swim. If you ask, some will always
protest that they do know how, but watching
them for just a few minutes puts the lie
to their assertions.
The little girl above was accompanied by her mom,
while the other little kids were, supposedly, supervised
by someone who is at least 16 years old. In reality,
many of the kids have been sent to the pool by parents
who seem to expect the lifeguard to act as baby sitter
and, if necessary, perform miracles.