A lot of the US has been suffering major heat waves this year. I live in North Carolina, which is in the most humid part of the US. This year has been bad from the beginning. We had pretty serious snow and ice storms throughout winter, and spring was pretty much non existent. We had a few days of 60 degree weather, but it quickly spiked to 70 and 80 degree days, even though the nights were closer to freezing. It would frost all night, then the days would be hot and sticky. Not long after the frost was over, summer hit hard. We were having 90 degree days before the official start of summer in June!!! Now we are in the end of the first half of summer and its miserable outside. The temperatures stay over 70 all night and when the sun rises, they quickly jump to 90+ degrees. Today it has been closer to 100, with he heat index over 100.
This is a picture from the Charlotte, NC television news station site. The temperatures here (about an hour a way) are a little warmer, but only by a few degrees.
My fiance got me out of bed at 6:30am (earlier than I have been up since high school!) and we went to a few yard sales in the area. We found a lot of great stuff for the baby including: $10 homemade rocking chair with a stool, $36 bag of baby clothes that is worth about $200, a $2 boppy pillow for nursing, a $1 baby bag that is brand new, and we have a contact to get a crib for $40 that is solid wood and adjusts for size. It was great getting out and finding good stuff, but by 9:30am it was well into the upper 80 degree range, and miserably humid. By then we had to call it quits and head for home. For the first time in my entire life I find myself wishing for cold weather and snow!!! I was born in July and have always loved the heat, but I'm telling you this heat is ridiculous!!! This is more of what I have to look forward to: