No, not THAT kind of grass. The kind that’s usually green and graces our front lawn. Except now, it’s brown and dead. Thank you, weeklong heat wave!
Northern New Jersey suffered through an incredible heat wave this past week, and it finally broke on Saturday. Well, three days in a row with temperatures above 100 (topping out at 104 in Newark on Wednesday, one degree shy of the ALL-TIME RECORD), book-ended by a few days of 90-plus-degree days. We were all in agony, thanks to the increasing humidity. I’m sure Funny About Money and others who live in hotter climates would laugh at me, but at least that’s a “dry heat,” no?
Anyway, the heat, coupled with news reports that my area is a week or two away from drought conditions (despite record rains in March), led me to conserve water and leave the grass to wither and die, unlike a number of my neighbors. The only water I used was for the sprinkler can, so that my hanging baskets and planted petunias would survive. My impatiens in the tree flower bed in our front yard, however, did not withstand the sizzling heat.
Posts That Piqued My Interest
The Burglar Jamboree: Nine Ways to Protect Yourself at Funny About Money
Are You Spending Intentionally? at Frugal Dad
8 Money Savings Items For The Home at Cash Flow Sherpas
USPS Proposed Stamp Price Increase at Sweating the Big Stuff
Rainy-Day Saver on the Web
Do It Yourself or Hire Help? Personal Finance Bloggers Sound Off at Mint.com by Silicon Valley Blogger
First Yakezie Milestone Carnival at My Journey to Millions
Upromise $100,000 College Dream Sweepstakes – and Links at Free From Broke
Link love: A day at the lake edition at Girl With the Red Balloon