02 August 2006

Catching up... and staying cool...

Well, there have been no entries here since the early Spring - - but let's face it, this is a great time of year to be outside in Maine, so I'll use that excuse. And now, with the painfully hot weather we're having, and temperatures today expected to come frighteningly close to the 100 degree mark, I'm finding that time indoors at the computer is a bit more appealing.

My mom came for a visit from the southwestern part of the United States. She keeps telling me that whoever said that Maine is cool in the summertime was a liar. But those of us who live here know she's wrong. Sure, it's hot right now, but look at the temps across the rest of the country (well over 100 degrees in Chicago, Washington, New York, and we won't even talk about Florida) and we can all see that Maine is, indeed, cooler. Plus, lest we forget, three days ago we woke up to temps in the low 50s.

Even on these hot and humid summer days when the only places to be are in air conditioned buildings or in water, we know that tomorrow, when it's still in the upper 90s in many places, Maine will be back down in the 70s... because, as we all know, this is the way life should be.

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