One hundred and one degrees--wow. That was the official high at DFW Airport today. Blew the doors off the old record, it did.
Thankfully, it didn't feel that hot, but I did notice that most of the schools where the practice rooms tend to be warm were definitely that way today. There were reports of the power going out all over Plano, including a whole bunch of traffic lights along the George Bush. It even hit the music store while I was teaching there; we went dark for about twenty minutes. There was talk of those "rolling blackouts" being to blame (which was confirmed here), and I'm sure that the demand for air conditioning was a big strain on the power grid. Still, it seems like there should be a way to exempt traffic signals from that procedure...
So if you're here in DFW, did you lose power where you were today? And if you're not, how hot (or not) did it get in your neck of the woods?
Another animal story: A cat travelled all the way from Saskatchewan to North Dakota by riding on the frame of a fertilizer truck.
Yet another one: The cat who had been trapped in a wall in New York City was finally rescued!
And one more: From Russia, it's the Pig Olympics. (I especially got a kick out of the swimming races.)