Monday, June 9, 2008


Urgh. The last few days have been murderous, heat-wise, and I'm really not sure at all what I'm going to do about this. I had to leave early on Saturday because I just couldn't take it anymore; a couple days before that, one of the greenhouses was at about 90% humidity, with a temperature of 106ºF (41ºC), which when I put those numbers into the National Weather Service's heat index calculator, the number it spit out was a heat index of 216ºF (102ºC). Granted, after a certain point, the actual number of the heat index stops being meaningful, but still. I have a proposal to run by the boss, but so far, she and I haven't been in the building at the same time for like three days now, so I haven't had the opportunity.

Anyway. So I came home on Saturday and napped, and then I slept Saturday night, and then I napped again Sunday morning, for a total of a little over 13 hours, and then I felt more or less okay again, but goddamn. And, as WCW helpfully reminded me, this is only the beginning of the summer, not even officially summer yet, even: there's a good three months of this ahead.


Nancy J. Bond said...

I detest the hot and humid weather, and we're in a spell of it right now here in Nova Scotia. It's 81% humidity right now (at 9:30 am), so hopefully, it doesn't get too hot. Parts of neighbouring New Brunswick were issued tornado warnings last evening. Ugh.

Daphne said...

Our heat has been so dreadful too. I don't remember the last time we had such a hot June. We are supposed to be in the mid 70s and it is in the 90s and for such a long stretch. My plants are bewildered.

Water Roots said...

Yup, we're going through a heat wave up here too. And I hate it.

Be careful though; it sounds like you're suffering from heat exhaustion!