View from the chair

Heatwave 2018

Summer is here.

SWAMPY! Swampy is the word for the week. It has been in the ’90s with a real feel of over 100 degrees. It is humid. My curly hair is crazy. The dog just lays on the bathroom tile painting. SWAMPY! You walk outside and you are hit with a WALL of heat. The kind of heat that makes your body produce sweat at an alarming rate.

Now please don’t think I am a wimp. I am not. I am used to summer heat. Hot days. Cool nights. I spent many a summer day lifeguarding at the camp in the blistering sun. However, this temp for an extended time is not usual for us here. To be fair it came on pretty fast!

But alas, I am my grandmother’s granddaughter! My grandmother was a die-hard New Englander. She did not have a single AC unit in her house growing up, yet it was always cool and pleasant. I have taken some of her tricks and have used them this week. Every single window in my home is shut! The drapes are pulled blocking out any sort of sun.

I was away all day yesterday guarding at a pool up north. I shut up the house when I left but turned all the AC units off. The house was about 90 degrees. SWAMPY 90 degrees. HOT. Too hot! AC units back on and will stay on!

With all that said Little Girl and I are going to spend the day in our pool. That is the best way to stay cool and avoid being SWAMPY!

How are you all doing this summer?

Staying cool?


  1. Im loving this weather! #DreamTeam

  2. It has been hot, hot, hit but I am envious of that swimming pool looks amazing X #twinklytuesday

    1. beachchairtracy

      Swing by and jump in! I will grab a towel for you!

  3. Ohhhh if I had a swimming pool I’d be all kinds of happy with the heat! Blinds down here and windows open at 8pm – it’s about all you can do when you have no air con.

    1. beachchairtracy

      It is crazy! I went to bed and it was still 92 degrees! Yikes!

  4. Wow happy days to have a look to hand on a hot day. I often daydream about how fit I would be if I could swim daily instead of once a week. #bestbootforward

  5. I’m over from Dubai in the UK for the summer and really loveling this hear as it means I can actually get outside and enjoy it #bestbootforward

  6. MMT

    POOL ENVY!!!!!!

    Thanks for linking to #CoolMumClub or should that be SWAMPYMUMCLUB 😉

  7. It has been very hot recently, but its lovely. I am loving the phrase swampy! Thanks for linking up with the #DreamTeam this week

  8. Got to love a pool and so much fun and great for making magical memories. Too hot for me but fortunately have the choice of a sun room or a very cool lounge depending on my mood. Much prefer Spring and Autumn to the extremes of Winter and Summer #BestBootForward

    1. beachchairtracy

      I do love Autumn. Living in New England we get to see the leaves change and that is amazing!

  9. Ooh good tips. It has come on quick. Do love it though!

    1. beachchairtracy

      I am glad we have the pool. Even the water was a tad on the warm side but it was still refreshing!

  10. We too are having a heatwave at the moment in the UK – London has been SWAMPY too these last couple of weeks with no sign of stopping. I’ll try and keep the curtains closed more and the fans on (not A/C units!). Thanks for linking up to #thesatsesh xx

  11. Still swampy here but fortunately have found ways to stay cooler and have learned to do certain tasks at different times of day to cope with the heat #AnythingGoes

  12. Hi Tracy, love that word ‘swampy’. Very descriptive. We don’t have aircon, I find the heat more bearable without the contrast of airconditioning (going outside after being in an airconditioned house makes it feel twice as hot). I open the house up first thing and once I go to work it’s shut up until the evening and it feels so cool. The other day I came home and someone had opened up the shutters and believe me they didn’t hear the last of it… Hang in there the cooler weather will be with you before you know it (here too I hope).

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal.


    1. beachchairtracy

      It really does work! Keeping the sun out helps so much! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. beachchairtracy

      Awesome! Thanks.

  14. When it is Humid or swampy it is the worst kind of heat, I know all about frizzy hair! It is Winter here though so no AC just the heater everyday. Pool time is the best fun and a great way to keep cool. Thank you for joining us for #ablogginggoodtime

  15. Dana Rodriguez

    It is super hot here also. Today’s heat index is 105. Can’t wait for the chilly 92 degrees they are predicting for the weekend lol.

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