...when every lawn on the block is littered with brown spots because the water can't keep up with the heat of the sun.
...when it takes a matter of minutes for the laundry on the line to dry, but you still leave it out there for hours because you can't bear to go back outside.
...when people get so desperate to be cooled off that they spend hours filling up little tiny water balloons, only to spend 5 minutes throwing them at each other and wasting half of them because they hit the grass first. Just spray yourself in the face with the hose people, it's the same result with a lot less hassle.
...when you'd rather stick your head in an oven than get back into your hot car that's been sitting in the sun all day, because at least when your head is in the oven your butt is still in the air conditioned house.
...when I start to get sad because more than half of my summer is gone.
What's this time of year mean for you?