Monday, June 06, 2005

Steam bath, anyone?

Summer has officially arrived here.

"But Eddie," you might say, "Summer doesn't officially begin for another 2 weeks."

Here in the mid-Atlantic we don't go by the calendar, we go by the hygrometer. In other words, the humidity! We've had weeks of cooler-than-normal temperatures, and the humidity has been notably low.

That all changed yesterday, when temps lurched over 90 degrees and the humidity made it's first significant appearance of the season. It's just as well, the kids have been wanting to run through the sprinklers for weeks now.

Which brings me to my next point. Is there a church building anywhere with properly functioning HVAC? When we moved into our building, the A/C was cranking and I half expected to see ice crystals forming on the interior walls of the chapel. Personally, I thought it felt great, but I can understand why some people complained--it was too cold for most people and cooling a building of that size to 60 degrees in the middle of summer would cost a fortune. Adjustments were made, and ever since it has been stuffy on the good days, and downright steamy on days like yesterday.

Is there no happy medium? If not, I vote we set the system for frigid cold and include a note in the bulletin for people to pack a sweater.


At June 07, 2005 9:47 AM, Blogger Me again said...

You have my vote!

At June 07, 2005 3:13 PM, Anonymous Sariah said...

Yeah! Eddie's back!!!

My mom shares the very same opinion as you - so she began knitting (or was it crocheting?) blankets to keep in the Relief Society room (where they had the most problems) for the elderly sisters who were cold.

When my dad had part of his foot amputated, he started to crochet too, to pass the time. He contributed to the ward blanket pile and then made some white ones for the temple.

Making blankets for cold members to borrow while in church could be a good Young Woman Personal Progress project. You should mention it to the YW President.

At June 08, 2005 4:31 AM, Blogger Stephen said...

Come to Texas. We have working AC here in our chapels.

At June 08, 2005 11:22 PM, Blogger Aimee "Roo" said...

lucky you... we have the heater on! i can't wait for the weather to return to normal and start getting into the triple digits again. :)

happy late birthday by the way!

At June 16, 2005 1:41 PM, Blogger Kelly said...

Our first hot Sunday was Fast Sunday and the fasting combined with the non-working AC resulted in my roommate literally getting heatstroke!

Then last Sunday it was FREEZING.

I think having a temperate church building is like showing up at a potluck where there is no Jello. It's just not done.


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