That my parents, my sister, and her family are reading this while on their trip to Hawaii, I am posting this weather update:
9:50 am: the thermometer on the back porch, now in the shade, is reading 100 deg. F.
While I shouldn't complain about the heat because it has been unusually mild this summer and I have lived with summers like this all of my life, I will complain regardless. Normally there is enough wind to push the windchill into the low 90's on days like this, but it is dead calm right now. On the plus side, thank God there is no humidity.