Friday, August 5, 2011

OK Heat Wave

So after my time in Arkansas, Jacob drove me to my hometown of Stillwater, OK. I was joined there by my daughters (Elyse from San Diego and Dana from Grand Rapids) and wife Cathy at my parents. Surely you have seen that there is severe heat and drought in that part of the country. There is a creek that runs (or used to) behind my parents condo where they have lived for the past 25 years. It has never dried up in all that time, but it is dry now. Below, my feet are quite dry in the middle of the creek.When we left on Sunday, we stopped by the bank sign where the temperature was 107! (I just looked and it's 110 now.)

Mother Nature is a mad scientist. Stillwater is on course to set a record for number of days over 100, and just last February they set a record low at -19. Still-water may have to be re-named if things don't get better.