I love living in the northern midwest, even if the winters are colder here than they were down south where my partner’s family lives.
Although I’ve been in Evansville, Indiana since I met my partner here a few years ago, I used to live in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the northeast of here.
My Mom lives in Jackson, Michigan after moving from Chelsea. One thing that both Michigan and Indiana share are surprisingly hot summers. You’d think that locales with subarctic Winter lows would have equally cold summers compared to the rest of the US, however that isn’t regularly the case. The pacific northwest was hit with record-breaking highs at the start of the Summer this year. I heard that almost 100 people died in this area as hot and cold temperatures reached 115 degrees for the first time in recorded history. People in Portland scrambled to get whatever air conditioners that were still left, however various couldn’t get a single. In Evansville the people I was with and I got up to 107 degrees for a few days and it was particularly miserable! Luckily I have an air conditioner in my home so I survived this year’s Summer heat waves, however my neighbors weren’t so lucky. Just enjoy the residents of Portland, my neighbors couldn’t get an air conditioner when they started calling around as hot and cold temperatures kept rising day after day. They ended up getting a portable air conditioner from an Heating and A/C corporation next to the Target past Ivy Tech Community College of Evansville. It was the last portable air conditioner of the lot and my neighbors were severely lucky to get it with the demand for air conditioner growing in the city.