Thursday, July 28, 2005

I'm freaking freezing!

I live in the beautiful green Pacific Northwest, but our summer this year has been very late in coming. Up until two weeks ago we have had almost continual rain, cloudy grey days and very cool temperatures while the rest of the country has been sweltering. I read blogs daily complaining about the heat and humidity and their lack of air conditioning (see Alyssa's blog).

Well, we final got summer and the weather has been in the high 70's, low 80's. I love it, just about perfect weather for me. I'm very comfortable, EXCEPT when I'm at work. My office is situated on the north side of the building. The south side of the building has lots of windows and in the afternoon when it heats up the air conditioner kicks into overdrive trying to keep the south side cool. In the mean time, I'm freezing my ass off!! It might as well be winter. I wear long sleeves, sweaters, and long pants. This is ridiculous. Yesterday, I was turning blue so I went out to my 100 degree car and sat there for 5 minutes to warm up!!!

So anyone who is feeling the heat come on over to my office and cool down. It's a nice 71 degrees. But if you stay any length of time you're gonna need a sweater.

7 comments:

Joanne said...

Hi, I just started reading romance novels a year ago when I stumbled across a book by Susan Wiggs called "Summer by the Sea" Since then I have been hooked on her historical romances. I have located practically every book she has written. Most of her current books are not historical romances but I enjoy them anyway. I just love her writing style. I've gotten through 18 of her books since last summer and have at least that many more to go. Her 2005 releases are "Table for Five" and "Lakeside Cottage".
If you are ever looking for a new author to read I highly reccomend her books. Her website is http://www.susanwiggs.com
Joanne

ReneeW said...

Wow, isn't is great to discover an author whose style really works for you? I have read 3 of SW's historicals. The Charm School, The Horsemaster's Daughter, and The Hostage and I enjoyed all three. But I have never read any of her contemporaries. Now I'm going to have to go looking for some. Thanks!
Renee

Nicole said...

Well, I was in the Pacific Northwest this last weekend and let me tell you, it was hot, but with gloriously low humidity compared to where I'm from (Iowa). OMG, it was so nice to be able to walk outside in upper 90's and not feel sticky.

I was on the other side of the mtns, though, on the ugly side, in the Tri-Cities.

I read The CHarm School a month or so back and really enjoyed it.

ReneeW said...

Nicole - what a coincidence, I lived in the Tri-Cities for about 8 years when I was a kid. It can get very HOT there but it's dry too. More like a desert climate. This side of the mountains is much cooler.

Nicole said...

I lived there in Richland from 1990 to 1999. I do like that it gets much cooler at night.

ReneeW said...

Well, small world...I lived in Richland too. In the 60s. We drove through town last year. My old house was still there but looked so small.

Nicole said...

Oh my, the area has changed so much even since 1999 when I left. Hell, since my wedding in Howard Amon park in 2003. I'm absolutely amazed at how fast it's growing.

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