I don't need to tell you how insanely hot its been. If you live anywhere in North America except Oregon and Alaska you know its been hot, ridiculously hot. Here in Vermont we've had our first official heat wave since I've lived up here, which has been eight years. I love how such a remarkable stretch of hot weather for the record books correlated with my third trimester.
I'm don't mean to complain..
Okay... I kind of do.
Really, its been awful. The humidity has been perched near 90%. Lows overnight are barely in the 70s so when I open the windows at night the air still remains stagnant and humid the next day. I've been working nonstop since I came back from Maryland in a cement walled building that has no air conditioning. In short... I've been dying the last few days. Shawn and I even spent three hours last night just driving around and wasting gas so we could sit in the air conditioned car rather than our hot home that lacks any cooling device except a fan or an open freezer door.
Its been pathetic and I've been cranky.
While I was at work today, which my husband informed me topped out at 101 degrees according to our digital thermometer, I sweltered. I sweated. And I cursed myself for deciding to wear makeup as it ran off my face. By the time my shift was over I was ready to move to Antarctica. Instead, as I walked into my house after my two minute commute, I was greeted with a new sensation.
While I worked away the entire day Shawn had lovingly tracked down a brand new 600sq foot air conditioner for the living room and kitchen in our home. After going to two other stores first he finally found a third store that had air conditioners in stock. As he was paying for the unit apparently no less than a dozen people got in line behind him with the exact same purchase. By the time he got home he checked the store's website and saw that every single air conditioner at the store had sold out. Boy was he lucky... actually boy I am lucky!
I flopped on the couch, doffed my scrubs for a more summery outfit, and thanked the lord that I didn't have to spend another evening driving around wasting gas just to avoid sweating through my clothes. Just a little cool air and the whole world changes.
Its the little things and its also why I love my husband!