This Week…Heat and More Heat

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This Week…Heat and More Heat


We’ve had temperatures of over 100 degrees for over 20 days. I never thought I’d say this…I’m ready for winter!!! 


I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
Albert Einstein


We were hoping for some rain this week but the system that hit the Corpus area, passed us by. I understand that Austin got some rain!  (How about sharing some, Dorie Dillard Austin TX !!!)

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

We’ve had Air Quality alerts this week so for those of us with lung issues that means early morning walks, then stay in for the rest of the day.


It’s the time of year when education and learning are at the top of our minds. Our grandson, Hugo, begins his freshman year at Larry’s alma mater, the University of Kansas. We have another family member who is off to his first year at Auburn.  


He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

When we’re younger we are required to go to school, either in a formal classroom or at home. Some of us “love” it so much that we go beyond the 12th year. 



As we grow older we understand that learning is a 365-day-a-year JOY that stays with us (hopefully) for the rest of our lives.

In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Eric Hoffer



Stay cool, learn something and have a wonderful weekend!

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Comments (20)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Today I will be able to ponder on my south balcony as temperatures reach a high of 74 in downtown Chicago. Nice to learn something new in cooler weather. Enjoy your day.

Aug 26, 2023 05:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin I would love to have 74 degree temperatures!!!  We'll  be reaching 105 today. 

Aug 26, 2023 10:57 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Winter seems to be the best time of the year in my neck of the woods, haha.

Aug 26, 2023 05:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England I will never forget my first winter in Delray Beach. I loved it!!!  Our winters here aren't that bad bu still...colder than Fouth FL. 

Aug 26, 2023 11:02 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - whether it's weather or wonkiness in other things, there's plenty of experiences that continue to heat up stuff.   

I like the assortment of quotes you share.  I predict pondering to follow although thoughts of storminess may be a part of the picture.  

Aug 26, 2023 05:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs I await your ponderings and wandering as you collect your words and turn them into a work of ponderific art. 

Aug 26, 2023 11:03 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... we started the week with beautiful weather and not a ton of humidity. We are ending it with high 90's and humidity. 

Aug 26, 2023 05:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker tomorrow is supposed to be the hottest day yet!  In the afternoon, it's too hot to even breathe. 

Aug 26, 2023 11:04 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good  morning Kathy,

I wish I could share some rain with you! It was a glorious 20 minutes of rain that smelled so good and felt so good! Unfortunately we need much more rain and our high temperatures to abate! Enough!! Loved the quotes you shared with us today and so excited to hear your grandson Hugo is off to the University of Kansas and another family member off to Auburn!

Aug 26, 2023 05:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX fingers crossed that we may get some rain this week!  (or not)  I tried in vain to push some Texas colleges!!!

Aug 26, 2023 11:05 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

This weekend humidity, humidity, and more humidity and we're out with clients the whole time.

Aug 26, 2023 06:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 at least we're used to the humidity here. Hope it's not too bad for you. 

Aug 26, 2023 11:06 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Kathy Streib 

It has been an unusual Summer, weatherwise. The Southwest has unbearable heat. In New England, we have been inundated with rain, there's fires all over Canada and now Maui, and when we were in Alaska we were told the great weather we were experiencing was not normal.

Aug 26, 2023 06:14 AM
Kathy Streib

It's too weird Doug Dawes I cannot remember high temperatures like this. They're beginning to pump water from the creek into the small ake where we walk. 

Aug 26, 2023 11:07 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I spoke to my mom this morning in Houston. This is just crazy if you ask me.

Aug 26, 2023 06:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I hope she's staying in. I can go out for walks in the morning but by the afternoon the air is so heavy and hot, I can't breathe. 

Aug 26, 2023 11:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We had Friday evening thunderstorms but they failed to cool things down. 

It is a good weekend to enjoy our air conditioning.

Aug 26, 2023 10:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I agree. We're happy to stay in this weekend and watch sports.  Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Aug 26, 2023 11:08 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy we're in for another couple of very hot days here in Phoenix too.  Ugh.  I am so ready for our fall temps to return. So much so that I'm pretty sure it's time to pull out a few fall decorations inside the house just to feel cooler!  Works every year!!

Aug 26, 2023 10:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna "Banana" Kruchten That not be a bad idea!!!  I didn't want to grill tonight because it's so hot out. 

Aug 26, 2023 11:09 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

There is much to think about with this post.  I will comment on the education past 12th grade.  I heard figures once on those who read even one book past 12th grade.  Appalling.  And it went on to give a number for those reading a book once out of college.  Again absolutely appalling.  Left myself shaking my head in bewilderment.  Thank you for the post Kathy.  Take care of yourself in this heat, stay safe and healthy. mdm

Aug 26, 2023 11:31 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you should consider moving to CT, our temperatures have been in the mid 80's to upper 70's.  ☺️

Aug 26, 2023 04:18 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

So sorry to hear that you guys are still in such a heat wave.... here in Los Angeles, we have been hovering around 80+/- degrees depending on where you are.... we went to the Sunset Strip for a late lunch spent a few hours.... the water bottle got heated in my car when we got out.....Endre

Aug 26, 2023 08:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

p.s.: what I am grateful for is now it is around 8:30 here and no A/C needed the temps are 68 degrees here in the 90045 zip code, Endre

Aug 26, 2023 08:35 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

One of the most significant issues I have with weather is humidity.  When I lived in Houston, I told myself I would not move to an area with high humidity.  I even try to avoid those areas when we are on vacation.  I wait until a different time of year to visit.  We have low humidity in Sedona and Arizona in general, so I don't mind the heat.  A day at 100º is not as big a deal.  Of course, 115º in Phoenix is another story. Haha! 

Aug 27, 2023 09:42 AM
Personal Engagement,Precision, and Professionalism

Good Morning Kathy Streib,

Thank You for inspiring us with the Einstein quote and love the visuals that you created! 

Aug 27, 2023 09:51 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I don't envy you that hot weather, Kathy. I am pretty happy with the fall like weather we have had all month. We could do with less rain though.

Aug 27, 2023 01:46 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm looking forward to autumn and cooler temps.  I'm also looking forward to fall colors.

Aug 27, 2023 08:01 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Again Kathy Streib, this blog is spot on and a tribute to all those people you quoted 🧐

Aug 27, 2023 08:07 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

My granddaughter has recently enrolled at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Yesterday, she sent us a text that said that the air conditioning in her classroom had failed in 105 degree temperature!

Meanwhile, I am enjoying the weather here in Fremont, CA. where it will hit a high of less than 80 degrees today.

Aug 29, 2023 04:13 PM