So I treated myself to almost an entire month of vacationing in the less humid parts of the country than DC can be in the summer. And everywhere I went, I noticed several things: 1. Everyone wants to tell me what they are doing to be “green”. 2. People apologize for their air conditioning, gas guzzlers and driving and 3. Seems like a lot more people are thinking about how to use their windows and shutters in the way they were intended. (Note: I'm having trouble importing photos on our new and improved blog site - hopefully I'll have it resolved over the weekend, so check back for more pretty pictures!)
Heat and the City
First, that awful humidity and heat in DC. I moved to Seattle in 2003 after 20 years in Manhattan primarily to live in a more temperate area of the country (and those gorgeous mountains and the Space Needle didn’t hurt either). And now I find myself back on the East Coast, in probably one of the worst cities for weather I could ever imagine. Now, full disclosure, I grew up in Buffalo . But hey, you can always put more clothes on when it’s cold, but what to do when it’s 100 degrees and 90% humidity? Well, the answer is, leave the city!! Which I did for most of July. But now I’m back and that humidity is still here.
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