Last week, here in New Jersey, it was hot. How hot? It was so hot that the water in our pool reached 92 degrees F.
I had to rely on tales told by my daughters and friends and, of course, the news, as I was not in NJ. I was in NC.
It was hot, there, too.
Okay, I only went out of the vacation house a couple of times, into the car, into the grocery store, back in the car, back in the house. That was enough.
Yes, we have had hot summers before. We've had them without air conditioning, also. We survived, but it was most unpleasant. One year, it was this hot when I got chicken pox. My mother cut my hair as short as my brother's. They put an exhaust fan in an upstairs window, closed off all the other windows but for an inch or so, and that was how we made it through the long, sweaty night.
Not actually made it...we probably just sweated ourselves into a stupor that passed for sleep.
To quote my grandmother, "it's so hot, even the cold water is hot."
She was right!
BTW, the water on Emerald Island in NC tastes gross and, yes, even the cold water was hot.