Daily Archives: July 24, 2010

Sweating it out

I open the door to the dark morning and feel as though I have been covered with a wet wool blanket. Patches of fog dot the landscape. The dewpoint and temperature are within a few degrees of each other — cool and mysterious on an autumn morning but suffocating when it is 76°F (24°C).

We are in the midst of a hot and humid streak of weather, fairly typical for this point in the summer.  If we are lucky, we get an afternoon thunderstorm to relieve the air just a little bit of its heavy moisture. Even a small gust of wind is welcomed as it blows away the stale air.

On days like this, if you can’t be at the pool, then it is time to stay inside with the comfort of air conditioning and find something to do on a hot summer day.

game of Risk

What did you do to “wile away the summer hours” when you were a kid?