Wednesday, September 25, 2013
When I arrived in Houston, Texas last Thursday afternoon, the "rains" started within an hour. There was no sunshine until late Saturday afternoon. Also, a front had come through town, so it was cooler.
That is, until Monday. I drove to Galveston for a very brief visit on Monday. With the seabreeze, it was tolerable. Then I crossed the causeway bridge for another brief visit where there was no sea breeze.
Holy Toledo! You had to have a cloth to wipe the sweat off your face. At 8AM!
I drove back into Houston yesterday afternoon. Dressed in lightweight black slacks and a black tanktop, I walked over to the Farmer's market held on a asphalt parking lot adjacent to Rice University. The time, 3:30PM. The temp, 92F. By 4:30 when I arrived back at the house, my face was beet red.I was drenched in glistening perspiration. I had to lay on the bed to cool off!
Obviously I am no longer acclimated to the mid 90's with 90% humidity in Houston. I showered, and reclined for at least an hour to cool down.
I used to laugh at the term "heat stroke". No more. Not that that happened, but I sure felt funny for a while.
Today I scurried out at 9AM to get errands done. I've been back in the air conditioned house since 1PM with no plans to leave til dusk.
NOW I remember how I used to live.............Air conditioning..