Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Cleaning Brigham Young’s home and Visitor’s Center, Heat Index
We got a lot done this morning considering it was a short day of work. We started at the historic home of Brigham Young and weeded and cleaned for several hours. We hadn’t been to the Brigham Young home in three weeks and it was due for a thorough weeding and cleaning.
We finished our morning at the Visitor’s Center Flowerbeds. It had been a couple of weeks since we did a comprehensive weeding there. A whole new crop of weeds have sprung up and all of the flowerbeds needed attention. Several varieties of flowers and the “Day Lilies” especially needed to be “dead headed.” Most of them are all going past bloom now and all of the empty dead stalks and stems needed to be removed.
After our mid-morning break we evaluated the heat and humidity and determined that we could keep on working even though it was very warm. But by 11:30 the “Heat Index” said the temperature “Feels Like” it was 110 degrees. We were really hot and we decided it was time to call it a day. It was a good thing we did; by mid-afternoon the “Feels Like” temperature was up to 116 degrees.
The National Weather Service posted an “Excessive Heat Warning” today because it was so hot and humid. The Excessive Heat Warning was in effect until 8:00pm when the “Feels Like” temperature was forecast to finally get below 105 degrees. As a result, tonight’s “Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo” outdoor stage show had to be cancelled. And from the looks of the forecast for tomorrow, “Rendezvous” will probably be cancelled again tomorrow as well, but we hope not. Sis. Johnson and I really enjoy performing on stage in “Rendezvous” and especially tomorrow because it is our turn to sing our duet, “Senior Moments – Brain Freeze.”