Living on the edge of the Kalahari means I am used to hot hot HOT temperatures, nine months of the year. During summer it got above 40C (104F) too often, and I dealt with it, mainly by means of open windows, shade, ice cubes, and a fan. I was very excited to leave SA winter for a bit and come to Iowa weather, because winter in on the edge of the Kalahari is brutal.
I miscalculated on one thing: humidity. I forgot what humidity was. I thought I remembered, but I didn’t. And it has been a cruel awakening.
My whole time here, we have been in a crazy heat wave. If you live in America, you know what I am talking about. Almost everyday we’ve been under heat advisories, excessive heat warnings, and heat indexes well above 100F. Here’s a picture of the forecast for this week.
It’s been that way the whole time I’ve been home, but at least it’s cooling down, right?
I am a little bummed we haven’t had a good thunderstorm. Though the last thunderstorm tore part of the roof off my parents’ house, so maybe that’s a good thing.
Here’s a photo I found on Facebook.
Grammar mistake aside, I love this photo.
Winter’s going to be VERY hard to get used to again…