Yesterday a new heat record was set here in the Coachella Valley! 118 degrees, the highest since 1998. Oh, boy! When it is that hot, you basically go into "survival" mode. We walk slower, work slower, and drink LOTS and LOTS of water! Every time I had to go outside, I just cringed! The pavement reflect the heat right back into your face and by 2:30, I was pretty much done with my class room for the day. I just couldn't think clearly. I sat down in my "teacher" chair and just blankly stared at my blank bulletin boards and couldn't think what to put up, so I gave up and came home. Oh, well, my bboards aren't done, but I'll finish them next week. School starts Monday and I'll have 18 new, eager faces and names to learn! HA! Wish me luck! Here are some pics of Cali taking a mud bath! She's got the right idea!