I don’t know whose idea it was to move in the middle of summer, but that human deserves to burn. Luckily for me, they will. Unfortunately… so will the rest of us. You see, we are stuck moving an entire four bedroom house in the deepest depths of summer time in the deep south. Yep, it is as awful as it sounds. Not only is it incredibly hot outside, with never ending sunlight streaming down and heating up our paved world, but the humidity is nothing to sneeze at, either. Around here it is totally common to have airborne mugginess that hovers right around 85% all summer long. During the “bad” weeks, it’s easily more like 90% all day and night. There is no relief from the heat and humidity, and there is rarely even a breeze to break up the uncomfortable air conditions. That’s why you are forced to rely heavily on your own air conditioning, continually running your central cooling system for about 9 months of the year. Not only is this super expensive, but it’s also energy inefficient and bad for the environment. That’s why I feel even worse about this whole moving debacle this summer – not only are we suffering horrifically, but the only way to improve the situation is costly to our finances and to the climate, at large. This means we are essentially paying the energy company hundreds of extra dollars to cool both of our homes while we’re moving, and letting half of the cool air right out through the open doors, anyways! I can’t wait for this whole ordeal to be over – hopefully we won’t need to pay for a brand new AC unit after abusing ours so heavily in the meantime.