1.9 lbs is great, Barb! I wouldn't assume it's all water weight. I lost .5 of a pound this week, and since I also lost last week and a miniscule amount the week before, I'm going to tell myself it's real. :-) And you're right, just eating less seems to be the reason, for me. My only normal-sized meal of the day any more is lunch.
By contrast to Florida, here it's about day 70 of no rain, and none in the forecast either. It's normal for Oregon to have two months of summer drought, but not normal for it to be so hot. We had that heat dome that hit 116 in June, an unheard-of temperature for here, and this past week another hit 103 and 104. It's distressing, since they're harbingers of global warming and worse to come, and countries seem to not have the political will or just the ability to do anything about it.
The only thing we've done to get ready for school is have our son review Algebra 1 and Geometry. He's going into Algebra 2 as a freshman, and I don't want him to have forgotten all the math he's learned. The only other thing this next week is a grand opening ceremony for some new parts of the school building. In Portland I think they begin school on September 1, but out here in the burbs the kids don't start until September 7.
We seem to have temporarily won the mouse wars at the farmhouse: the Orkin guy came and checked his traps, and there were no mice. (This was well after we went through with traps ourselves and caught seven mice. And, of course, the cats are here now and are definitely mousing, but even they haven't caught anything in the house.) The Orkin guy is not that useful, actually, since he's unwilling to crawl under the house to figure out where they got in. I'll have to hire a carpenter who is good at this kind of stuff if I want to do more, or we'll just have to set lots of traps when we leave and keep them monitored. Between the mice worries and the excessive heat, I've been pretty bummed!
Hope everyone has a great week!