I am sure most of us have heard of the term “The Dog Days of Summer ,” which refers to the hottest ,most sultry days of the year. Well I have lived in L.A., that’s lower Alabama, my entire life, and the heat and humidity that a sub-tropical climate brings is just a way of life. However, in all of those 35 years, I am not sure I have ever experienced the current heat wave we have expereinced over the last month, especially so early in the year.
Temperatures have soared to 100 degrees Fahrenheit for days at a time, but with the heat index, which factors in the humidity level, it feels as if it is 105-110 degrees! Normally, this type of sustained heat and humidity is typical in late July or August, not late May or June! Visitors to our area of the world often complain about the heat during their summer stay and, most of the time, a local will say “Ah, you get used to it.” Well, let me be the first local to say that the current weather is nearly impossible to get used to! As a matter of fact, it’s almost unbearable. There hasn’t been a single drop of rain over the last three weeks and only a slight chance during the next ten days.
We might as well have a hurricane brewing or blizzard conditions, because outdoor activities are at a standstill. Weekends are now reserved for indoor chores or movies. Heck, even the dog doesn’t want to go outside. Grass is dying, so sprinklers are flowing, and air conditioner units run 24/7 (can’t wait to get those bills). A nice dip in the pool would be nice but the water has evaporated (okay, just kidding about this one).
What does this have to do with elevators? Nothing really, except that after Googling vacations to Antarctica I found out that there is only one working elevator on the entire continent. Sounds like a business trip to me.
Best – Brad