This is the reading at 5:30 p.m. today. We are inching closer to hell. I put some laundry on the rail of the deck 30 minutes ago and it is completely dry ... including the bluejeans. The laundry in the dryer is still going. Think I'll cook dinner outside and save some energy (since my heat pump is straining about as hard as it can; hell of an introduction to summer for that poor instrument).