Yesterday it was hot here. Really, really hot. We found a bit of relief at the International Fountain. This particular fountain has a water 'show' at intervals that includes a 'cannon' of water shooting up, making a very loud noise. We haven't been to the fountain since last summer, yet Cal didn't want to go today for fear of the noise. It was only the unbearable heat that drove him to conquer his fear. Last summer I was completely unaware that the noise had upset him, though clearly it was somewhat traumatic. Something similar happened this past winter. At the first hockey practice, the scoreboard buzzer (unintentionally) repeatedly sounded long and loud blasts. At the time, Cal seemed unaffected, but subsequently he was terrified of going back to the ice rink. It was only with the installation of ear plugs that he was willing to get back on the ice (with much fear and trepidation). Abbott is also fairly sound sensitive; perhaps genetic? Makes me want to read up on it. At any rate, the water show didn't happen while we were there so no loud noise, and a great time was had by all.