It has been insanely hot the past couple of days. The official high was 117 degrees (F) but I hear some spots got into the 120's. I used to think we've gotten "adapted" to the extreme heat, but mostly, I think we've learned over the years that you just have to work hard to stay out of it. When it's this hot, we try to get any errands done by no later than 9am, and we won't venture out until sunset. My personal favorite is to shut all the blinds, turn the lights down and read on my Kindle for the day.