Sunday, August 29, 2010

It's Texas, It's Summer, It's HOT!

The weather has tempted us a few times in the last week.  There was a touch of fall in the early morning air.  Just a tiny hint of things to come.  But now we seem to be back to our regular summer weather patterns with highs in the 90's.  We have 93.5 on the thermometer right now. At least it's not 106 like we had a couple of weeks ago.  Is anyone interested in what heat can do to canned sodas?  A couple of Friday's ago, a friend of mine ran across a special on diet sodas at the local store and bought 4 12-packs. She took 3 of them in the house and left one in her car to bring to work the following Monday. It was one of those weekends where we had 100+ temperatures both days. Too hot to go anywhere, so the car sat in the driveway for 2 days in the hot sun.  When she next went to her car to come to work she found that several of the cans in the 12-pack had ruptured.  The ones that didn't had both ends puffed up from the pressure. Not a good thing to find diet Dr. Pepper all over the interior of the car when you need to leave for work.  We estimated that the temperature inside the car probably got to around 180 degrees.  It's no wonder we hear of tragedies every summer of chilcren and pets left in hot cars.  If the heat can do this to a canned soda, imagine what it does to a living, breathing being.  Evverybody be careful out there!

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