It was a hot and humid day. You could tell what lay ahead as the sun rose behind the trees...all orange and big and flaming! Before noon, the bank thermometer downtown hit 102 degrees F. Record highs were crippling air conditioning systems all across town. Flowers wilted on a street corner despite a misty spray that battled to satisfy their thirst. Then, just before supper, thunder boomed, a breeze blew, and precious rain fell in sheets, giving the dog reason to rise from her spot in the garage and move away from the storm. Houses and tempers are much cooler tonight!