It seems that we’re just at the end of a very hot week here in Toronto. It’s cooler today, but still quite humid.
I guess it’s only fitting the end of the heat wave was marked with a huge storm. At about 1 pm I was upstairs and I hear a rumbling sound. At first I thought it was an airplane going over the house, but then I realized it was thunder.
Shortly after I heard the sky rumble a major downpour started. Normally I can’t even hear the rain hitting the roof of the house, but this time I could. Oh and it was loud! It was really raining hard!
When I went downstairs to our main floor I looked out in our backyard and our patio was flooded with water. Hmmm all I need is one of those spa covers and a pool heater and I’d have a redneck hot tub. LOL
I think it rained hard for about half an hour and then it died down. Now it’s just humid out – but overall cooler than it has been most of the week. I’m glad it’s cooler … I mean, with humidity, it’s been getting into the 42 and 43 Celsius (109 F) range. I’m glad we have air conditioning!
This weekend is going to be a lot cooler. Autumn temperatures – 20 to 23 C (68 to 73 F) – not too cool, but a huge difference from earlier in the week.
Oh and Monday is my birthday! It’s my true birthday day too. I’m a Labour Day baby – so whenever my birthday actually falls on Labour Day Monday it feel like it’s my true birthday. Perhaps others who were also born on holidays feel the same way?
We don’t have anything special planned for my birthday yet. All I usually want is a nice dinner and this birthday will probably be the same too.
I know we’re going out for lunch or dinner with my husbands parents, his aunt and his nephew, niece and her new fiance who are flying in from Chicago this evening for a weekend in Toronto (the niece and nephew I mean). The outing on Sunday will probably turn into an engagement party for the niece though rather than a birthday celebration or even a combination event.
What are your plans for the long weekend? Are you going away to cottage or doing anything special? Hopefully your weather will be better than ours.