I appreciate residing in the northern midwest, even if the winters are colder here than they were down south where our wife’s family lives.
Although I’ve been in Evansville, Indiana since I met our wife 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 suppose that places with subarctic Winter time lows would have equally cold summers compared to the rest of the USA, however that isn’t regularly the case. The pacific northwest was hit with record-chopping highs at the start of the Summer this year. I heard that almost 100 people died in this section as hot plus 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 many couldn’t get a single. In Evansville the two of us got up to 107 degrees for a few afternoons plus it was absolutely miserable! Luckily I have an air conditioner in our lake house so I survived this year’s Summer heat waves, however our neighbors weren’t so fortunate. Just appreciate the residents of Portland, our neighbors couldn’t get an air conditioner when they started calling around as hot plus cold temperatures kept rising morning after morning. They ended up getting a portable air conditioner from an Heating, Ventilation and A/C supplier next to the Target past Ivy Tech Community College of Evansville. It was the last portable air conditioner of the lot plus our neighbors were severely fortunate to get it with the demand for air conditioner growing in the city.