This prior summer time season was undoubtedly brutal in late July. Every one of us saw record-cutting temperatures above 112 degrees in our area alone, with surrounding cities in this state being between 100 & 110 degrees. I naturally had the air conditioning on for most days & afternoons, regardless of the swings in temperatures that are normal from week to week throughout the summer time season historically. When I turned on the news & saw what was happening in the Pacific Northwest, I was shocked to hear that people were dying in temperatures higher than 115 degrees because they lived in homes that lacked air conditionings. Since that area is freezing for most of the year, it’s understandable that so several people would go through life separate from ever buying a cooling idea for their home. When people tried to buy air conditionings, they were told no or forced to wait days or weeks behind the others waiting in line for the same reason. Thankfully, temperatures are slowly starting to change in our area. It’s late June & the two of us just had our first mild freezing nsap since Springtime. The leaves are losing their red & sliding into an amber hue. It’s no secret that Autumn is on its way. Before I know it, I’ll have the furnace running as frequently as I run the air conditioning in the summer. I never get a split from high energy bills while living in this region. My parents enjoy living down south where they only need air conditioning when it’s sizzling outside, otherwise they can open windows or doors to get a gentle breeze inside.