One week into August and this heat is becoming unbearable. You can't do much outside - the air is so humid that you sweat standing in the shade. Gardening is next to impossible. Besides the heat, the ground (aka clay) has become rock solid. I found crack in the yard that were two inches wide and at least 10 inches deep. You can't move plants around in this weather. Even the kiddie pool gets too warm. During one hot spell, the temperature in the pool got up to 93 F. How can you cool off when the pool is hot? Got my hydro bill and it was a doozie. I guessed $200 and it came in at $200.93. I don't see any improvement for August. Stay cool.