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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 07:37 AM

23. This week will be awful

I live in northern Switzerland and we've had a very cool and wet spring. Honestly, we had one day of sunshine per 10 days lately and we're talking since April 1st. April and May and most of June were cooler than February and March in these parts. It was so nice in February and March that it was like spring. Then spring showed up, the clouds came and never let up. Showers and thunderstorms and overflowing rivers like the Rhone and the Rhine.

It was 59 degrees when I woke up on Sunday and it was foggy. We got sunny and beautiful at about 80 degrees in the afternoon. But you have to understand, the only place that has air conditioning is grocery stores and that is really a requirement to keep food fresh. Office, shops and restaurants do not have air conditioning and most hotels will give you a fan unless it was upgraded in the past 20 yrs.

I lived in Phoenix and Tucson so I know what heat is - especially dry heat. It's different here when it hits 100 degrees because the humidity is so thick. I will take Arizona heat over this any day because you can escape the heat by going inside. Not here.

And no, we do not have air conditioning in our home. We do have one window air conditioner but I haven't put it in yet because like I said, it's been cold and rainy since April. Our home was built in 81. We do have a lower level with a guest room and if it gets unbearable, we will sleep down there.

My spouse's (work) building has water cooled air but no air conditioning like what you're used to in the states.

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