I know that for our friends in Texas and Arizona 103 is just abut the norm in the summer. When I lived in Nashville it wasn't unusual to have the temperature at 95 -- and 95 per cent humidity -- most of the summer. But it's not the norm here. We haven't had weather this hot since 2001 and the last few summers have been relatively mild. Today broke the record at 103. Most of the day was spent planning how we would cope at work if the power went down. Thankfully that didn't occur, but it brought back memories of the 2004 blackout.
I resolved to do my half mile and after work I found myself right at the shopping capital of New York, Fifth Avenue and Fifty Seventh Street. It was too hot to do much window shopping, but I had fun looking in the windows at Bergdorf and Bulgari across the street. Luckily the bus arrived before I needed to duck into one of these pricey wonderlands to avail myself of their air conditioning. There is very little I could buy at Bulgari that wouldn't max out my credit, but the cosmetic department at Bergdorf can be very appealing.
Now I'm happily home basking in front of the air conditioner and happy to be blogging. My heart is warm for my blog friends, but my wishes are for cool, cool and more cool!