A drastic drop in temperature
I enjoy adventure – to a point. If it involves an amusement park, I will likely not ride the roller coaster due to the sudden drops. If there are only loops and spins, I’m fine. Interestingly, lately we’ve been experiencing some “roller coaster” weather this fall. Just when I think I can switch my summer clothes with winter clothes, the outside temperatures take a sharp shift upward. In fact, the daily temperatures have risen enough that we’ve needed to switch our air conditioner back on. The previous week we were experiencing a cold snap and, you guessed it, we switched our thermostat to the furnace setting. Some of the nights got downright cold, forcing me to dig out my winter pajamas and put an extra blanket on the bed. But wouldn’t you know it, this week the temperatures have turned tropical – literally! I reverted to wearing shorts and sandals for several days, not to mention switching the thermostat back from furnace to air conditioner. The main difference between the fall and summer when it comes to temperature is the difference that the shorter days make. Once the sun starts to dip on its way to setting in the west, there’s a drastic drop in the temperature as well. And even though the evenings are cooler, the humidity remains high and the air conditioner still runs during the night. It’s amusing to turn on the weather channel and listen to the various meteorologists use all kinds of adjectives to describe the weather patterns. Inevitably, of course, the winter will be upon us and the switch from air conditioner to furnace will be permanent.