Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's Not The Heat

Have you ever heard "It's not the heat, it's the humidity"? Yesterday was a good example of it here. While the day began with a temperature of 80 degrees when you walked outside you felt the oppression of the air. No breeze, just a heaviness that settles on you making it miserable to even walk to your car. I headed to the grocery store in the morning and found it unusually dead.

However, as I took David to the YMCA for his ESY teacher it was hard to find a parking spot. The pool was packed with kids and adults and the workout room was overflowing. Usually by Wednesday it is mostly empty. Many were walking on the indoor track.

By late afternoon it was 95 degrees. Our home doesn't have central air, so our window units are on 24 hour duty. Also we don't have a dishwasher and standing over a sink of hot water doing the dishes has been making it very uncomfortable.
It looks like today holds more of the same. My thoughts turned yesterday to those in our area who don't have any air conditioning and also those who don't even have a home to retreat to. What's a little uncomfortableness when there are people who are really suffering.

5 comments:

Mrs.RGS said...

And we've been wearing sweaters for the last two days. Just isn't fair, is it?
Rita

Sharon said...

Wow, I am sorry that it has been so misserable for you. HOpefully today it will be better. In Oregon we hardly have any humid days, but when we get them it is hard because we are not used to it. I hope that you are having a wonderful summer!

:0) Sharon

Kim said...

It continues to reach into the 90s each day. But the last two days haven't been so oppressive.
I have to admit I wouldn't like to be wearing a sweater in August. And the water rides at Splash Country will be very refreshing!

Sibyl said...

Kim
your home sounds much like ours. We live in Houston and do not have central a/c either. Ours runs almost constantly also, especially when my son is a day sleeper as he works at night. I also have an automatic dishwasher. it's portable. My hands automatically wash the dishes as needed :D

Hope you have a wonderful time in Tennessee.

Sibyl

Kim said...

Living in Houston you have it much worse than we do.
When our son complains about no A/C I tell him at least we have units in our bedroom. When I grew up there were none in our upstairs-where the bedrooms were. We had one in our kitchen and after a hot day of playing my brother and I would lay out on the tiled kitchen floor under the window unit to cool off. I still remember the sweet relief we felt.