I savor 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 dad lives in Jackson, Michigan after moving from Chelsea. One thing that both Michigan plus Indiana share are surprisingly warm summers. You’d guess that locales with subarctic Wintertide lows would have equally chilly summers compared to the rest of the US, however that isn’t consistently the case. The pacific northwest was hit with record-chopping highs at the beginning of the Summer this year. I heard that almost 100 people died in this area as temperatures reached 115 degrees for the first time in recorded history. People in Portland scrambled to get whatever air conditionings that were still left, however several couldn’t get 1. In Evansville both of us got up to 107 degrees for a few days plus it was honestly miserable! Luckily I have an air conditioning in my home so I survived this year’s Summer heat waves, however my neighbors weren’t so fortunate. Just like the residents of Portland, my neighbors couldn’t get an air conditioning when they started calling around as temperatures kept rising day after day. They ended up getting a portable air conditioning from an Heating plus A/C company next to the Target past Ivy Tech Community College of Evansville. It was the last portable air conditioning of the lot plus my neighbors were severely fortunate to get it with the demand for a/c growing in the city.