I just thought I'd say hello -- I'm not as far north as Red Bluff, I live near Folsom, but I know how hot it gets up there! Down here we're lucky enough to get the occasional sea breeze in the summer to relieve the heat.
And I know what you mean about yarn addiction! I have to try to discipline myself to stay away from the auctions on Ebay; my small work room is piled high with all sorts of yarn I bought there over the last few months. And I'm such a slow knitter that I've probably already achieved SABLE (Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy)!
Welcome to KH, it's a great place to hang out!