Day 210- Thankful for air conditioning

It’s summer, July, and in the Midwest heat and humidity have been here for a while.

Here’s our local weather from July 6th.

The humidity magnifies how the body feels the heat somehow and makes it less tolerable. Sometimes people in this type of weather actually die from the heat.

We have a heat advisory again today, warning us be careful because of the extreme heat.

What’s the difference between 105° F and 119° F? They both feel too hot to be out in, as far as I’m concerned.

The temperature control mechanism in my brain does not work correctly, so I have to depend more on a temperate atmosphere to keep my temperature regulated. When I was a teenager, I used to get heat exhaustion at least once every summer. I eventually decided that I was going to do my best not to let that happen anymore. In order to best take care of the body God has given me to use in His service, I need to have air conditioning when the weather gets this hot.

Today I am thankful for air conditioning. I honestly don’t know if I would have survived this long if it were not for air conditioning.

I thank God for another day and for the electricity and housing needed to make air conditioning work the way it should!

What about you? Is it summer where you live? Are the temperatures there very hot? Do you live in a place with high humidity or is it more dry where you live? Do most people where you live have to use air conditioning in the summer to survive?

24 thoughts on “Day 210- Thankful for air conditioning

  1. We are in northern Michigan for the summer. The upside is, it isn’t always in the 90s here during the summer. The bad news is, it sometimes is, and we have never had air conditioning here. The good news is, we can jump in the lake whenever we can’t stand the heat any more. The bad news is, it’s not convenient to do that in the middle of the night!
    As I’m writing this, my husband is looking up portable air conditioners on ne to order one. At our age (70 and 67), we’re finally going to splurge. I do feel spoiled, though, thinking of missionaries who go to hot regions. They tell me it takes about 3 weeks to get accustomed to the heat, but of course, for short term mission trips that doesn’t help. People who have been on those tell me they take aspirin to thin their blood, and that helps them cope with the heat. I’m with you – THANKFUL for AC!

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    1. I love your good news/bad news line! 😂
      Cool! 😁 Which one did he choose? Yes, the older one gets, the harder it is to be comfortable. Praise God for His gracious provision!
      Yes, I remember the sudden change of temperatures in Africa; I would get a migraine headache for about a week while my body struggled to get used to the heat. I never heard of the aspirin trick. I wonder how safe that is….
      Yes, praise God for His provision of air conditioning!

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      1. We have old crank-out windows, so we’re getting a portable one, and Marty’s going to put plexiglass sheets in the window opening with a hole for the hose. We’ll take it from the den to the bedroom (and I hope, the kitchen!)
        Migraines are MISERABLE! How long were you in Africa? Or are you there now?

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  2. I’m thankful for the air conditioning that you have.

    It is warm here, in NL in the summer, usually about 75 degrees during the day. Since we are an island the climate is temperate. 🌷

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      1. Hi !
        Winter temperatures vary, usually it does not get as cold as mainland Canada.
        Actually, on the East Side of the Island we don’t get much snow, but the winds pick up.

        This past winter, though, we had a huge snow storm, which islanders referred to as ‘Snowmageddon’, because it brought so much snow. 🤗🌷
        Weather patterns seem to be changing.

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  3. Ever since I was little, heat, humidity, and I don’t agree. I don’t know if it’s a true medical condition or not; I just know that’s the way I am. I was thankful for AC in all the places I worked, and I’m thankful for AC in the car. We don’t have it in the house, but we do have fans, and the furnace we got about a dozen years ago has a fan that circulates cooler air. We also drink a lot of water or ice tea, and eat frozen fruit and ice cream!

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