Monday, August 6, 2007

Dog Days of Summer

It ain't the heat; it's the humility.” - Yogi Berra

It's HOT. Really, really, really hot -- and hazy--- and humid -- and hot. This morning it was 80 degrees when Robyn left for her run at 7:00 a.m. and according to the weather forecast, we're looking at near 100 degree days every day this week.

Luckily, we're entering a rest week after completing the last three weeks of force work, so we'll be seeking a lot of air conditioned respite. Thanks to a group of housing advocates and human services providers, folks that are homeless will be able to do the same. Members of the White Flag Network hang flags at the doors of their shelters on days when the heat index exceeds 100 degrees. This flag signals that the shelters are open during the day - instead of being closed as they usually are - for anyone who needs some cool shade.