Fantastic piece Dave. Carolee is spot on about those lines.
I had no idea the heat was wringing you out over there. Makes me glad that we live in a fairly even-tempered climate here in Wales, as the heat just doesn’t suit me at all any more, especially when things get humid. But given that the uncomfortable temperatures your way have clearly fuelled your creativity to great effect, then maybe the weather-man should turn up the thermostat!