I’m not going outside … I’m not going outside …
It’s 34 Celsius right now outside, but with our humidity factored in it’s 41 Celsius. That’s almost 106 F. The temperature is still going up too.
If it was just heat I think I could take it, but the humidity just makes a hot day absolutely unbearable.
We’ve got the air conditioning on inside so I’m comfortable, but I’m sure if I went outside for a few minutes I’d end up feeling terrible.
Ever since my Crohn’s started to act up really badly two or so years ago I can’t seem to take drastic temperature changes. It’s like my body doesn’t adjust to cold or hot temp changes very well.
I do have to keep peeking outside though. My elderly neighbor – she’s about 89, keeps going outside. I saw her sitting on her porch knitting a while ago.
Elderly people do not regulate temperatures all that well either. They often don’t sweat much so the built in self cooling protection our bodies have doesn’t work on the elderly. That’s why it’s so dangerous for them when it gets hot outside like this.
My neighbor is apt to water her garden in the middle of the day when it’s this hot, or pull out her lawn mower and cut the grass! So every half hour or so I get up and look out the front and back to make sure she’s not doing something stupid. I mean, if it’s too hot for me it’s way too hot for her!