Yesterday the heat index nearly hit 110 degrees in the sun.
It’s absolutely miserable right now when it isn’t raining.
I am used to getting sunburns on my pale skin, but it’s surprising that simply walking from the grocery store exit to my parked car at the back of the lot causes my skin to burn. I’d get home only to find out that my face and neck were burnt after looking in the bathroom mirror. I took a bottle aloe out of my medicine cabinet two days later when the sunburn started to peel. If I was out at the beach for a few hours, I could understand the sunburns, but not from being in the sun for 15 minutes at most. At home I have just as many problems with heat, as it constantly finds its way into my house through leaks in the attic. I have a central air conditioner, but it can’t keep the house cooler than 79 degrees. When it was installed, it was probably insufficient for my needs. If I could afford a new system, I’d install one in a heartbeat. The best that I can possibly do at this point is buy a few fans to move the a/c around the house. I decided to buy a ceiling fan for my bedroom. I’ve heard that they’re worth their value in how much they affect indoor comfort. If you can’t get a stronger air conditioner, get a few strong fans. Between the new ceiling fan in the bedroom and the box fan I put in my doorway at night, I haven’t slept this well in weeks! I thought I’d be sleeping with only a thin cotton sheet for the rest of the summer, but now I’m comfortable enough to use a blanket again.