Yeah, I know. I wish I was talking about heroes in this post, but honestly it’s the weather that’s heating me up these days. I don’t know about where you live, but Minnesota has been like a sauna lately. With temperatures consistently in the 90s during the day and the 80s even at night, it’s been downright dangerous.
Don’t even get me going on the humidity! I think I could deal with dry, high temperatures, but we’ve had unusually tropical-like dew points. Humidity above 75 degrees is considered extremely uncomfortable, even oppressive, but we had a day that actually tipped into the 80s, making the temperature feel like 115-120!
I braved the conditions for a long bike ride late morning this past Sunday. Did pretty good and other than a slight headache felt fine once I got home, but my decision to then vacuum the entire house was a bad one. After I’d finished, I felt sicker than a dog. Now I’m housebound and hate it. Even my dogs are going crazy. The only exercise I can off them is a swim in a nearby lake, and even the water is heating up with these consistently high temperatures.
Southerners, for the most part, must take this kind of weather in stride, but I’d honestly take 10 below with wind chills any day over this crazy heat and humidity. You can always add clothes when it’s cold. When it’s hot, there are only so many things you can take off without getting put in jail.
What about you? Are you a cold or hot person? And I’m looking for ideas. What’s your favorite way to stay cool?
If it’s reading in the nice, cool air-conditioning, you’re in luck. My next three Mirabelle Island stories are all available for order online. The first one, THE PURSUIT OF JESSE, is in stores if you’re willing to venture outside!