Most people really embrace the summer heat and hot summer nights. They consider it a time to lay in the hot sun, relax around a bonfire, and take in the sights near the shore. If you really think about it, the only thing bad about the summer is having to be cooped up in an office all day. My office is the worst! I don’t even have windows to look out of so it is really depressing. I am stuck in my air conditioned space and I have no way of knowing if it is sunny, rainy, or even stormy. I try and escape as much as possible. I eat my lunch outside in the courtyard and soak in the sunshine when I can. The feeling of the sun on my face makes me feel alive. Because I am cooped up all week I spend my weekends avoiding any form of air conditioning. I really need a break from it and just want fresh air. No matter how hot it gets outside I leave my windows open and put a fan in the window. I soak in the natural heat. My friends refuse to hang out at my house because I won’t turn on the air conditioner and some of them insist that it is because I am cheap and don’t want to pay for it. I try and explain about my office and how I just want to escape the artificial climate control but they just don’t get it. Maybe if my work situation changes and I am moved to a new office, with windows, I will feel differently. But until then, I will relish my time off without my HVAC system running.