Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Hot Tamale!

The hottest summer on record was 1980. I remember it well, but not as well as Beverly. She was pregnant that summer with our 2nd child, Josh. We lived in a small, two-bedroom house in Abilene that had an evaporative cooler (swamp cooler). During the midst of the heatwave, it broke. Our car air conditioner broke, too. We were able to get the evaporative fixed pretty quickly, but could not afford to get the car air conditioner fixed.

This summer is on the way to breaking the records of 1980. But Beverly and I are in such a different place in life! We sleep in a comfortable 70 degrees every night -- and have TWO cars with working air conditioners.

I wonder if Al Gore is smugly smiling when he sees our weather forecasts?

I did go play golf yesterday in the 107 degree heat. I saw one other group at the course -- about 7 holes behind me. Loved it!


Jeff said...

I got to spend a few days without A/C last weekend and I'm glad I got the reminder of what so many people in the world live without that I take for granted. I remember 1980 too. I was 16 at the time and didn't think 100 degrees was near as hot as 100 degrees is today.

Josh Ross said...

No kidding. 1980 was smok'n hot. I'll never forget it.