The old saying is that Dog Days stays however it sets in. Here on Tick Ridge, it set in hot and muggy. The weatherman kept predicting rain nearly every day, but we only got two or three decent rains the whole time, though we heard thunder many a day. Mostly, we just got short sprinkles that never even reached the ground beneath the oak trees. At least we didn't go into a drought, though.
The air-conditioning bill was horrendous this time. I'm hoping the weather will moderate a little now and we won't need the AC 24-hours-a-day. Time will tell.