Wednesday, July 7, 2010


So, it's been a long heat-related week for your Catholic librarian. As I've mentioned many times on this blog, I don't like heat. I live in the Northeast, in an area known for its sheer volume of snowfall, and frankly, I like it that way. To each their own, right? :) I know that I'm in the minority on this, and most people do enjoy warmer weather, but strangely, I am defective in his heat-seeking gene.

Like many homes in this area of the country, our house does not have central air conditioning. This adds to my hatred of heat. Given that our house has steam heat in the form of a boiler with room radiators, rather than a furnace, the chances of my ever acquiring central a/c are slim to none. And most days, this really isn't an issue. The temperature rarely gets to 90 degrees around here, even in the hottest part of the summer.

However, when it does, the humidity in this area makes those sorts of temperatures incredibly uncomfortable. And in an un-airconditioned house, all I want to do is sit on my couch in my underwear and not move. Given that I have a 4 year old, that "not moving" part is a thing of magical dreams. Sort of like sleeping when you have a newborn.

This week, we've had a little heatwave, with temperatures hovering near 90. And the humidity? About 1,000% When I turned on the Weather Channel yesterday evening for the local forecast, that little monotone voice came on to describe the current conditions:


Yes, thank you for that. I wouldn't have realized that unless he'd said it. See how punchy I am? I have been reduced to practicing my dance solo in my office (door closed, of course) during lunch because trying to do so at home is excruciating. Running through the routine 3 times results in an immediate trip to the laundry basket with my clothes followed by a shower. YUCK.

And my car. *shudders* It's only for a few days. It's really not that bad. It's just that we're not equipped to deal with heat here. It's very comparable to a small smattering of snow in the South. Lack of proper equipment = total shutdown. It's just the way it goes.

I should have a couple of other fun posts this week. I have a meeting tonight about the Vacation Bible School coming up at our parish, and my big bellydance show is on Saturday. *gulps* "Nervous" doesn't even BEGIN to describe the level of anxiety I am feeling about this. Til tomorrow...

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