Unlike much of the rest of the country, we are experiencing a several months’ long drought. The temperature outside right now is 108 degrees, and one of the local television stations is posting this as the weather forecast for the weekend. It is 109 degrees in Amarillo right now—the hottest day on record. We noticed on the way home that jackrabbits are sitting in the shade of telephone poles to try to stay cool. Trees are in short supply in our part of the country.