Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration theme this week is “summer.” As I stepped out to walk my dog this afternoon, I was assaulted by the very hot summer air, which inspired me to share this true life tale.
Back in February my wife and I moved from “the big city” to a small suburb out in the country. We only moved about 35 miles to the east, but now that summer is here, we are realizing that, climate-wise, it’s a whole different world.
The “big city” we lived in was San Francisco. Mark Twain was alleged to have said of that city, “The coldest winter I’ve ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” While that is a slight exaggeration, the fact is that San Francisco does have relatively cool summers, and it’s a whole lot hotter where we live now than it is in San Francisco. For example, right now it’s 62°F in San Francisco.And it’s 94°F where we live now.That’s almost one degree hotter for each mile east that we moved!
Well, even though it’s a lot hotter in the suburbs than it is in the city, Paula’s Prompt also inspired me to post this song by the Lovin’ Spoonful. Enjoy your hot summer!