Most people really embrace the Summer heat and sizzling Summer nights. They consider it a time to lay in the sizzling sun, relax around a bonfire, and take in the sights near the shore. If you really know 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 our 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 our breakfast outside in the courtyard and soak in the sunshine when I can. The feeling of the sunshine on our face makes me know alive. Because I am cooped up all week I spend our weekends avoiding any form of a/c. I really need a cut from it and just want fresh air. No matter how sizzling it gets outside I leave our windows open and put a fan in the window. I soak in the natural heat. My friends refuse to hang out at our beach house because I won’t turn on the air conditioning 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 our office and how I just want to escape the artificial weather conditions control but they just don’t get it. Maybe if our labor situation changes and I am moved to a new office, with windows, I will know differently, then but until then, I will relish our time off separate from our HVAC system running.