I realized that it wasn’t so hot the last month, but it was the humidity that was making it feel outrageously warm.
Today, it is going to be the same temperature as the day before.
The windows are open and the breeze is blowing through the house, while I am on the verge of shivering. The difference is that there is such low humidity outside, that the air itself feels cooler. We have been able to turn off the air conditioner for the first time in weeks. Without the air conditioning, everything was getting a musty feel and smell. We had a wet, sticky feel to all of the countertops. All of our clothing and bed linens felt damp. I had to do some work upstairs to prepare the spare room for guests, and I was sweating within minutes. I had the air conditioning on high while I was in the room, wondering if our guests were going to be able to sleep here. With the change in humidity, we were able to turn the air conditioning off. If I had known that the air was going to change so drastically overnight, I probably would have waited and done the upstairs work on the morning our guests were going to arrive. I wouldn’t have needed the air conditioning and simply opening a window would have made a huge difference. I can only hope this weather holds up for the entire weekend. On Sunday, we are taking the kids to the zoo, and I am not wanting to be out in the sun if the humidity is going to be really high.