Phew! It's a toasty one down here in Phoenix today. Official high for today from weather underground was 116.7 with the heat index at 118. My thermometer shows 107 in the shade. I put an oven thermometer inside of my car once in the middle of summer and it was just shy of 160 when I came back out after a days work. That's hot. Most people use gloves to drive when it is cold. We use 'em 'cause you can't touch the steering wheel otherwise. You open the doors and it's like a blast furnace coming out at you and all the plastic inside the car is all soft and mushy and those people that wear shorts and have plastic leather or vinyl seats.... OUCH!!!! Even with AC cranked up full blast, that dark colored dash just sits there and bakes you regardless. I've always thought it funny how in most of the country all the cars are congregated as close to the front door of the store as possible. Here, they are all congregated around the shade trees no matter how far of a walk it could be. Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer. It's time for a move... anybody here from Seattle? It has cooled off a little but here at 4:15 or so my car thermometer still says 115 and my outdoor themometer IN THE SHADE says 107. P.S. Sorry to the rest of the world... I forgot... if you haven't figured it out already, that's in fahrenheit.