It is always hot on the Texas Gulf Coast in August and I am always tired of it by August. But Lordy, there are summers and then there are summers!! There has been no rain and relief from the 100+ degree heat means a day of 97 degree heat. Ack!! Which brings me to air conditioning. I think of myself as an environmentalist--I reduce, re-use, and recycle; I drive a fuel efficient car and bundle all my trips to be as efficient as possible. But at approximately 90 degrees, I stop worrying about my carbon footprint and crank up the a/c. How did our pioneer fore bearers stand it?? Many didn't--they died or settled up North. The drought is wearing on me too. I worry about the little creatures and how they are getting enough water to stay alive. I see big old trees dying for lack of water. And it has been so long since I have heard that soothing sound of a nice steady rainfall and smelled the cool, clean air that it brings.
I am ready for autumn.