Thursday, July 19, 2007

I should know better

One of the things about living in New Jersey that’s hard to get used to is humidity. After 30 years in the dry climate of Colorado there are things you forget. Like sweating. Everything sweats. Ice melts faster. Dogs pant more. Bread molds within a few days of purchase. Windows fog up with the air conditioning on. I don’t really mind the humidity or sweating, it actually feels good to my skin.

Yesterday morning we were all rudely awakened by a thunderstorm at 4:30 a.m. that dropped nearly an inch of rain. The humidity was higher than the temperature when I got up and it was a bit foggy. The sun threatened to peek out from the cloud cover all day but it never quite made it.

I should have remembered one other thing about high humidity — jeans will not get dry when hung outside. Moral of the story: don’t do laundry on humid, clammy days unless you’re prepared to use the dryer.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Comments:

Almost nothing will dry in the muggy weather! Towels go straight from damp to moldy. It’s not my favorite weather condition, but it’s only seasonal and part of living on the eastern seaboard. It’s worth it for the weather the rest of the year.

Could you blow some rain down here to DC? We’re so dry. Thanks, Lynne.

Ugh…muggy is ucky! It’s been muggy here for the last few days, something that we never have to deal with. 

As for hanging out clothes…huh, what a concept!

thanks for your Slow Dancing post, sounds fab.  I LOVE contemporary dance, haven’t been for ages…. i’m inspired to start going again

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