Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Heat wave

Here on the east coast we are in the middle of a heat wave.

Yesterday the temperature was 99 degrees, with a heat index of more than 105, and today is likely to be the same. And it's humid. Michael and I are definitely not used to the humidity out here. (I was already sweating at 6:30 this morning as I was getting ready for work). Luckily, on Friday we finally fixed the A/C in our car, and also got a unit for our bedroom from some friends. It makes a world of difference. I have a feeling we will be spending most of the summer in our bedroom, where it's nice and cool.

This weekend we went camping and on Sunday afternoon as we were home and both getting ready to head to work, the power went out. I have to say that the power going out because of the heat (overuse of A/C units, etc.) is a new one for us west coasters. There were a few blocks around us that lost power, in fact, the restaurant I work at went out. I arrived to work and they let me leave (and a half an hour later the power came back on, but I was long gone).

Yesterday the school I work in let out early because the local elementary schools have no A/C, and it is unbearable for them in this heat. Today most schools all over the Philadelphia area are having half days, including mine, which means that tomorrow is my last full day of subbing (Thursday and Friday are half days).

I saw on the news yesterday that today's air quality levels are reaching very unhealthy for our area, and it is encouraged to stay inside when possible. There is an "excessive heat warning" in effect until 8:00 tonight.

All this heat and humidity makes me miss Oregon...

3 comments:

Joel Bock said...

Yeah, it's nice and cloudy today with a bit of sprinkling. And we miss you out here, too. Hope it gets a little better for you!

MrsTroyers Blog said...

I'm sorry it's so hot...it's been raining so much here!:( We wish you guys were here to hang out in this rain! We have biblestudy tonihgt last one for the summer..wish you guys were here!!:)

Krista said...

Can you send some of the heat this way? It hasn't even gotten up to 70 for a few weeks now and it's "supposed" to be summer here! But I suppose I should be thankful since I don't have much in the way of summer shorts/pants yet...
Good luck with the heat thing!