My temperament doesn’t do so well in the heat, and my hair doesn’t do so well in the humidity. Hot, humid summers forever curse me with a cranky disposition and fluffy, 80’s looking, hair (and the hair issue does nothing to improve my disposition!) So to say that I’m not enjoying the heatwave in Chicago is probably an understatement.
Monday we headed down to Lake Michigan, where the temperature is about 10 degrees lower than the part of the city that we live in. There was also a wonderful breeze coming off the lake, lately the only breeze we’ve been having at the apartment is whenever the el train goes past, less than a block away. As we sat on the train, enjoying the air conditioning on our way to the lake, Mikey began copying the train announcements… declaring “This is a Brown Line train to The Loop” several times over (he also leaned over and whispered in my ear that the train isn’t really brown, it’s grey).
We wandered around the lake shore for a while, before deciding to head to the library to enjoy their air conditioning for a few hours. Then, reluctantly leaving to return to our non-airconditioned vintage apartment.
I was woken on Tuesday night by a glorious thunderstorm, I got up in the middle of the night to double check the weather forecast (that I must say I’ve been glued to lately) hoping that they would have changed their minds about the 99F temperatures we were supposed to have on Wednesday. No such luck, temperatures are set to rise again today and tomorrow, so we’re gracefully bowing out and heading to the suburbs for a few days.
I wont be taking my computer, so I hope the rest of your week is wonderful. If you’re enduring similar temperatures to us, then I hope you stay cool and hydrated!