Summer starts next week, but it is upon us now. Currently the mercury stands at 97F with 50% humidity, which makes a heat index of 109. The low humidity surprises me here in swamp central Louisiana. It might be higher in my back yard because of the swimming pool that is steadily evaporating.
This time of year, the weather-weenies always throw in a chance of a thunderstorm. A humid, rising air mass is made-to-order for a stray thunderstorm. This is precisely the weather that air-conditioning was invented for. I stand firm in my belief that refrigeration is one of the great marvels of the 20th century, standing right alongside the electric light. The name William Cullen should stand alongside Thomas Edison.
As is our custom, Belle had declared Happy Hour and the smoking lamp is lit.