Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Weather Frustrations

Oh the heat (or should I say the humidity)! As much as I hate the cold in the winter (I have said repeatedly that I like to hybernate in the dead of winter months) I have to say when the humidity level is high and all you do is sweat that I hate this time of year as well. Lately our weather patterns have sucked big time, it rains alot during the winter, it rains all of June and July, and then summer finally comes in August and it is so darn hot and humid, you can't or don't feel like doing a thing! Even sitting outside sipping on coolers doesn't do it! All the fans are going 24/7 (that really works wonders for the power bill, don't get me started on that) and really all they are doing is tossing around the warm air in the house, the windows are open, curtains closed, and still the basement is the only place that feels good (that is, when you leave off the dehumidifier that draws out the damp air), yeah I know, kind of defeats the purpose!

I guess we should be glad that we don't have smog to contend with as well. That's one good thing about living here in NS, good clean air, even if it is most often filled with fog. Oh well probably won't last too much longer as our first hurricane (tropical storm) is heading our way, that would be "Bill". The fog rolled back in last night so I think we are starting to see a change in the weather pattern. Bill should pass by late Sunday into Monday. It's always fun to follow the yes he will, no he won't hit land right up until he either does, or doesn't. If I batton down the umbrellas, chairs and toys, he usually doesn't, and if I don't then you guessed it, the track changes and comes right over us! Tropical storms can range from cool, to pretty wild. The rain is not so bad, but the wind when it gets up to 90+ km/hr is nerve wracking, as we are up on a hill and the house and windows rattle so much you feel like they are going to pop right out of the house and the wires sound like they will detach constantly.

September and October seem to be the best months (for me anyway). Just the right amount of heat and coolness, love it, best time to be outside (plus the bugs are usually gone as well(except for the crickets and they don't bother me as much, I really, really hate bugs!) I would love to have fall all year round! I wonder if there is such a place?