7 continual days of temperatures in the 90's, with heat indices in the 100's! This is not the Michigan weather I know!
I had a heat stroke--yes, not heat exhaustion, but a real heat stroke when I was 15. I was in and out of consciousness for 3 days. I cannot tolerate heat, especially when it comes with humidity in the 70% range!
Being closed up in my house for seven days, with my blinds closed and the furnace fan noise every 30 minutes, bringing in cool, air conditioned air, does not make for a happy mood on my part.
This morning, I got up at 7:00. A.M., that is, which is very early for me. I had heard of a predicted cool front and 70 degree temps. I ran around, pulling every window blind up to the top of the windows, pulling back curtains, raising every single window.
I shivered in the, what felt like cold air, coming in. I opened the front door. Oh. My. Gosh!
I felt like I had broken free from my prison!!
The cats went from window to window, jumping up on the ledge to look out. When I opened the front door, they both went over and sat down in front of the screen. Maybe they could, once again, watch the birds and the squirrels and the chipmunks.
The most perfect blue sky. The most perfect cool breeze.
I survived! I'm alive!!