We are at 100°F with 86% humidity. Yesterday, I visited a doctor and had to walk 100 feet to the building from my car. I entered the elevator at the same time as a guy a bit older than me who had also just come in to the building.
“Jeez, that was brutal,” the guy gasped. And it was. Every time I go outside for 15 minutes during the day, I have to take a break from work to recover my brain function. I tried to take my kid out yesterday and she asked me to go home after 10 minutes. This is a kid who never wants to be inside, by the way.
It gets really really hot and humid around here. Older people and small kids suffer. We can’t do without the AC. I’d simply not be able to work from May to October without it. So I hate people who rag on the AC because the AC saves lives.
And yes, I lived without the AC back in Ukraine. And it was really really bad. One of the most wonderful discoveries I made upon arriving in Canada (Montreal is brutally hot in summer) was the AC. It was like growing wings.