Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This Is Different

I lived in Idaho for 18 years and in Utah for about 4 and so you would think that I would not have to "learn" anything about the area. But there are obviously things that I forgot.

(1) It gets COLD at night! After 12 years in Washington, D.C., I got used to the air conditioning coming on at 6 am and staying on. Around March I would switch the bedding and lose the comforter in exchange for a plain cotton coverette. But I do not think that I will do that next year. (Garry will be glad -- he hates that coverette). It gets cold at night, summer or no.

(2) August is not a month of humidity and heat, heat and humidity. Oh, I feel for my D.C. friends posting on Facebook how uncomfortable things are in right now with the hot temperatures and oppressive humidity. I remember feeling like if I just leaned back I could back float, the air was just that thick. I was talking to my brother-in-law this weekend and he said that the days of 100 degree weather were done. I disagreed because it was August. Weren't we just getting started with the hear? Actually, July is the hottest month of the year here. Who knew? August is full of 70 degree mornings and low 90 days.

How did I forget?


Tina said...

Our July FELT like August, and August is living up to it's heat and humidity!!! WOW is it hot! The pool is the only place to be.

It would be nice if it would cool down like it does in the desert of Utah, but NO, like you said the a/c runs all night and if you open the windows you might drown yourself with the humidity!

Stephanie said...

That's good to know. I've been thinking it's crazy that's it's cooling off so much.

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