I have enjoyed reading all these posts. Yeah, I am so glad to not deal with snow much, but the older I get I think I could deal with that more than the summers here that start earlier and last longer. It is almost like just 2 seasons here anymore, a colder than normal winter, and a hotter than normal summer. Here we really do not even have a spring or fall anymore. I do remember back in the 1970's when I was a kid the whole summer was very hot, but as a kid it did not bother me.
Part of my work is outdoors, and the older I get I can not handle the heat/humidity. At the same time last winter was the coldest ever I had worked outdoors in, and a pair of wool socks and some better gloves fixed that, I was fine. I can add enough clothes to stay warm, but I can not take enough off to stay cool.
And 10 days ago when I looked at the 10 day forecast it said now it is supposed to be 86...and that is ok. Now, it is not the 86 predicted, 91 instead, and next few days 94, 95, 93, etc. For this time of year if it could just be a little cooler like it is supposed to be I would be happy.
This really just looks like another year when the summer lasts all the way through fall, then a cold ass winter with no spring, then another hot ass humid summer. It is getting old. I am too I guess.