Another 40 degree plus day. Bob and Sophie spend much of the afternoon on the cool tile floors downstairs. Two fans are arranged to provide a constant stream of air to their front and rears. The angelic duo are keen to get out ... and even keener to get back inside. Comfort breaks taken at high speed.
The mayor is busy delivering water to the old folk of the village. He also checks on everyone first thing in the morning and again last thing at night. The nonagenarian widow at the crossroads is asked if she'd like to be taken to the old folks home for a few days . '' It's air conditioned '' says the mayor by way of explanation. ' Most certainly not ! ' comes the reply. The Old Farmer chooses this day of all days to clamber up a ladder and repair some dislodged tiles on his garage roof. Angus is not sure that ladders, roofs and extreme heat are a good combination for an 86 year old. The Old Farmer is not deterred but he does allow Angus to hold the base of the ladder.
It gets so hot our metal gates have expanded and will only open when brute force is applied. This Death Valley story is perhaps not so far fetched - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/29/montpellier-melts-45c-heatwave-europe
Tomatoes in the greengrocers but the baker is not responding well to the heat. Croissants have been made but the baguettes are still in the oven. As for cakes .... nothing !
The poor roses are literally burning up as soon as they come into bloom.
This is fun : https://twitter.com/ZonePhysics/status/1144574466925780992