It’s been easy to believe that Global Warming is a real problem as of late. For the past several days we’ve had temps over 90 here in Southern Michigan, which isn’t out of the ordinary if the calendar says it’s August, but it’s June. Normally in June, especially early June, we’re lucky to see the mid-80’s for temps and usually don’t start seeing 90 degree weather until July. To make matters worse it’s also humid and we’ve had some pretty serious thunderstorms in the late afternoon for the past several days that have left some folks without power and knocked a few trees into homes. This weather is nuts.
Because I’m still unemployed we’re not using the apartment’s air conditioning, but are relying on a number of strategically positioned fans to keep air circulating through the apartment. We do this for the first month and a half of summer anyway even when I am employed because it’s cheaper and it allows us to rely on the air conditioning when we need it the most. Figures this year we get a heat wave starting in June. Actually it started with an unseasonably warm May that felt a lot like June and has continued into a June that feels a lot like August. So we’ve got enough fans going in here now that GM wants to rent time in our hallway for wind tunnel tests of their new car designs.
Because of an attempt to “improve” the performance of our Internet service by our cable company last night we’ve been having connectivity issues as of late. It’ll be fine for a couple of hours and then it’ll stop sending or receiving data of any kind for awhile and then it’ll be fine again for awhile. This has made posting anything to the blogs rather frustrating. Plus with the heat this bad both the cat and I are spending most of our time laying around trying very hard not to move a single molecule lest we raise our body temperatures and sweat even more profusely than we already are. We were feeling so bad for the cat that we decided to see if he’d put up with getting a rinse down in the bathtub and it did him a world of good. He wasn’t entirely happy about it, but he didn’t cry much nor did he try to claw or bite his way to freedom and he seemed a bit more active for awhile afterwards. Not that he’s the only one hopping into the shower multiple times a day to rinse off after sitting in the heat for too long. So if you don’t see much from me in the next day or two it’s probably because I’ve melted into a small puddle in my chair while trying to type up an entry.