Today is May 18th and they have activated the a/c in the building. Two days ago, that would have been May 16th, I had the heat on. Yes, it has been unseasonably cool this Spring, such as it was. And yes, in April, I think it was, we had 3 days when the temperature reached the low 80’s, also unseasonable. Basically we have had no Spring. No days when I could comfortably have the windows open. Oh I had open windows, you betcha, but that meant I was wearing a sweatshirt with the hood up indoors.
By this weekend the temperatures are supposed to be going up to 90 with high humidity. Shit, piss, fuck and corruption. No.
I live in Northern Virginia – this part of the world is HUMID (which is why Washington DC is called the swamp!) I’ve lived in the Caribbean and it never felt as bad as it does here. It used to be that 90+ degree days could be counted on one hand, nowadays those days go into the double digits and they are coming this weekend. Most of the Summer the humidity is higher than the temperature, it’s ugly!
Our apartment faces N or NW, depending on which room you are in – from my desk, with my compass pointed out the window to my left the reading is 340°N – not sure what that means. The reality is that we don’t get much sun until late in the afternoon. Coincidentally the highest temperatures of the day in this area hit around 3 or 4 in the afternoon.
I’ve lived in Northern Vermont – cold, snow, not much ice oddly enough – depressing as hell, you betcha. I’ve lived in the Caribbean – hot-ish, humid but really not all that bad as long as you stay out of the sun during midday. (Ah, the fun of watching idiot tourists jogging at Noon…lordy I hate tourists and I’ve lived in way too many tourist towns – but then, you could say I’ve lived in interesting places.)
All this is to say I hate a/c. I hate closed windows. I don’t mind heat (and yes, I AM going to say it) it’s the humidity that kills me. I don’t mind the cold but snow, and particularly ice, scare me. Snow and ice are just killers – literally.
Supposedly San Diego, CA has the best weather anywhere but then – it’s California and what person in their right mind wants to live In California (just start with the cost of living and work your way down.)
The Pacific Northwest isn’t so bad from what I’ve read, rain, yes. Lots of rain. But I rather like rain, more than snow and certainly preferable to humidity. I don’t find rain all that depressing. Going outside and not being able to breathe – that’s depressing. Around here in the Summer you need gills to breathe.
I’ve so gotta move.