What’s up with that, Chicago?

I love summer. I’m from the South, so I can handle the heat. What I can’t handle is this Chicago weather! What is going on? Today I was wearing a cardigan. A Cardigan!!! And I was still a little chilly when i sat outside at lunch. It’s July 27th and I’m from Mississippi. Basically any weather that doesn’t involve me sweating in some form or fashion has me confused.

It’s especially confusing since just a week ago it was SO hot. And I mean HOT! Something about the heat in the city is so very oppressive. Probably because lots of places do not have central air conditioning. What’s up with that?

My air conditioning unit is in my living room, and I must say it does keep the apartment nice and cool – most of the time. However, last week when the temp was getting into the 90s each day, that one unit was not cutting it. I had to go to Target and buy a new, lightweight bedspread. (I MUST have some sort of blanket to sleep – I’m not an animal!) While I was there, I also got a new set of sheets, a rug, and curtains. So, I guess I should thank the heat wave for my bedroom mini makeover. But even with an appropriate summer bedspread and a fan, it was still hot. I ended up spending two nights on my couch to be closer to the cool air source. (This also resulted in watching episode after episode of Mad Men late into the night.) I’m rambling. But the point is central air conditioning people!!! People in the South have figured out how to beat the heat long ago!!

So, to sum up, to go from extreme heat that sends me to the living room for sleep to cardigans is ridiculous! Come on Chicago. Get this weather thing under control. It’s still summer.

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