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Friday, August 5, 2011

Hot Enough...

...to fry an egg on the sidewalk. I've heard that expression often and we decided to put it to the test.

We've had over three weeks of stifling heat, many days breaking a record. We took advantage of one of the 100 degree days (with a heat index of 115 degrees).
The kids were poised, waiting for the word to crack their eggs.
The funny thing is that within minutes it did start to cook. Not fry, exactly, but turned into a glob of cooked yellow yolk, whereas the white seemed to disappear. So as a matter of fact, you can cook an egg on the sidewalk. Just ask our dog, who enjoyed three cooked eggs off the sidewalk that day.

Thankfully, this coming week it sounds like we will have a bit of a cold front sweep through, and may even see temperatures in the 70's again! What a blessed relief that will be.

Jacob and I are off to the hospital today. His counts are good and we will be spending the night for his last hospital chemo stay. The next two Fridays will be spent receiving out-patient chemo and then he will be done with chemo!!!! Just in time for school to start! I can't tell you how exciting it is to see the light at the end of the tunnel! He's also having an ECHO done today of his heart (this is done periodically throughout the chemo treatments) so prayers that the results are good again, please!


  1. I had always wondered about the egg on the sidewalk thing... Also SO glad Jacob' treatment is ending...

  2. Fun experiment! I think I'd like to test the "is it hot enough to bake cookies in the car" hypothesis more, though. Glad Jacob's reached the end of his chemo!

  3. I just read through a good amount of your blog & am really enjoying it! We seem to have a lot in common, I hs my 4 kids and am trying to live a simple life & live under our means on a lower income. I'm embarrassed to say that 3 of my kids are sick and I haven't been in the best of moods, then to read this post about your son & realize I need to snap out of it. *blush* Jacob & your family will be in my prayers, congrats to him finishing his chemotherapy! I pray he gains better health day by day, and have added you to my RSS reader & will add you to my blogroll as well. :)



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