Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Heat, Heat, Heat, is Hot, Hot, Hot

It's been miserably hot here all week. Last week was so nice - in the mid to upper 70's every day. This week it's been in the 90's and muggy almost every day. Now I know that doesn't sound hot to all those in the south/mid west, but here, that's hot. It's bad, because if it's 90 outside, that means it's 90 inside too. No one has air conditioning, and if they do, it's just a window unit. Jeremy is a lucky punk, his work has a/c. Since my work is at clients' homes, there is no a/c, and part of my job is to play with kids. I spent all day yesterday (9am-6:30pm) working with kids who kept wanting to play, mostly outside. Needless to say I was exhausted by the time I got home.

Today we had our weekly staff meeting at work and we started it by all telling heat-related stories. One girl said she lives on the third floor of her building and it was 12 degrees hotter inside than it was outside the other night. Another guy said it was 102 inside a house he was working in. Ugh. No thank you. This is Maine - it's not supposed to be like this!

Luckily, the hurricane is headed our way. Everyone I've talked to is very happy about this. I have never met a group of people so excited about a hurricane. They're so happy only because the hurricane is bringing cooler weather with it. The high is 71 on Saturday!

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