Saturday, July 11, 2009

Everybody's complaining...

... about this triple digit heat.

Sadly, I am, too.

A long time ago (in the early '80's) Sam and I lived in a very hot part of the world for almost two years. I need to remember that. It was close to the equator. Teresina, Piaui, Brazil.

Boy, was it hot there. All year round. There were 2 seasons: wet and dry. Both were HOT. The only room in our house that was air-conditioned was our bedroom. Where we worked wasn't air-conditioned. Our church wasn't. Our car wasn't. The only restaurant in town that was, was, needless to say, our favorite place to go.

One time it got up to 130 degrees, but that was right before we moved there. Fortunately, it stayed below 120 while we were there.

Every once in a while Sam and I remind ourselves of that heat.

Now I'm reminding myself.

And YOU.

It could be worse, so get a grip!

(I just have to preach sometimes... to myself.)
(And brag that I lived in Brazil. A WONDERFUL COUNTRY! - albeit hot, in the north)


richterihart said...

I know how you feel. It gets into the triple digits in Idaho too. Hot and dry.

We need to also remember that our soldiers in Iraq not only endure 120+ degree weather, but they also have to wear gear that weighs at least 50 lbs. That's not including water, ammo, their weapon, their helmet, so when its all said and done, about 80-100 lbs of gear. Which of course, adds to the heat.

Nancy said...

Whoa! Thanks for reminding us, Teri!!

Being Beth said...

It is what it is. I keep telling myself that so I won't complain. It's only hot. We have food, water, clothes, shelter, and AC in both home and car to boot. We could be lacking all these things like 95% of the people in the world and still be hot (or hotter as you pointed out). We'll really appreciate that first cold snap.


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