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Melting in Saskatoon

July 7, 2007

The joys of living on the prairies often include phenomenal weather incidents where comfort is difficult to find. From the extreme blizzards of winter to the daunting downfalls in spring to the tornado infested early summer to the present, where the unbearable string of heat ridden days are only enjoyed by the the bomber sized mosquitoes!

It would seem that those of us lucky enough to enjoy the spectacular sun rises and sun sets marking the vastness of the prairie horizon have a price to pay for the beauty bestowed upon us. The past few days have been marked by temperatures in the low to mid 30’s (that’s Celsius for you Americans – not sure what the conversion is, but if you find out let me know). Humidex’s have made those temps feel like the low 40’s.

I am not one who enjoys the heat. I am not one who thrives in it. I am one who wants to find a cool corner of the basement (no air conditioning in this home) and curl up with a good book and wait until the heat wave moves on to shower unsuspecting Manitobians with its sticky, uncomfortable humidity. Although, I do come from a long line of sun worshipers and lovers, I never jumped on that wagon. Heat makes me feel ill, sun makes me burn and the humid, thick air chokes me. Therefore, should you be so inclined to view a few blogs from January or so, I do love the winter. It has been my experience that one can always warm up a lot easier than cool down.

So how’s the summer in your neck of the woods; are you a sun worshiper who thrives in the high temps and heavy moisture laden air; do you find that the hotter it is the happier you are; are you a resident of the southern hemisphere where temps are soaring into the high 40’s and low 50’s?

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