Every summer when I'm tempted to complain about the heat, I temper my comments by stopping to think how much more I hate winter. I've never agreed with people who say winter is better because you can always add clothing, but there is a limit to how much clothing you can remove. No matter how hot it gets in summer, there will be moderate days when it is quite pleasant. On a moderate day in winter, it is still too cold for a sane person to be outside. But this is getting ridiculous:
An oppressive two-week heat wave in the Southeast and Midwest has killed at least 44 people, many who were elderly and living in homes without air-conditioning.
Authorities in Memphis reported 2 more heat-related deaths Saturday, bringing Tennessee's total to 13.
I don't know if this is just temporary sun stroke or whether I've reached some tipping point, but I'm actually looking forward to a few wind-chill reports.