Monday, June 9, 2008

Respite from the Heat

Summer is definitely here. In fact it feels like summer in South Florida. 95 degrees, humid, muggy. Luckily we have a place to go to beat the heat....our land.
Sunday morning we needed to get out of the house for a few due to a showing at our house (it's back on the market). We thought playing in the brook would be fun for the kids and there is always some task to accomplish for us, so off we went. It proved to be fun for all.
While I gathered up the chain-sawed wood from clearing up a path down to the brook, Karann and the kids were knee deep in the water where the temperature was at least 10 degrees cooler than in town. As I stacked up the wood near our campsite, Oslo was exploring different parts of the brook and getting sticks out of the water. Karann was watching Nola as she fearlessly edged her way around the perimeter. Before long Karann was helping Ozzy catch "brookies" and put them in a bucket which he proudly displayed to me. After I had finished stacking the wood, I too went down to the brook and cooled off, splashing the cool (60 degrees or so) water over my head. Wound up sitting in a chair we had brookside, feet sloshing around in the clear water. Karann and I looked at each other and I simply said, "this doesn't suck!". Yeah, we're going to love living here.