1. Be sure to choose an evening when it’s at least 90 degrees out.

2. Whatever happened to your pie plate? Disbelievingly double-check the cupboards.

3. Pour a glass of iced tea and call your friend the retired pie baker. Will a cake pan work in a pinch?

4. When he sensibly suggests making a galette, decide you must finish the crossword.

5. Isn’t it supposed to cool off?

6. Sweat.

7. Go to bed.

8. Get up at 6:30.