It’s really hot.
Yesterday the mercury finally hit 100 degrees.Â Last night it cooled down to a balmy 80.Â Today the temperature once again flirted with the century mark, but with even higher humidity than yesterday.
The heat is dominating the news and dominating conversations.Â “Hot enough for you?”Â “Stay cool!”Â It’s all heat, all the time.
But you know what?Â It’s August in North Carolina.Â It’s supposed to be hot.Â Days like these are why we have high ceilings, big rocking-chair front porches, and iced tea.Â Days like these also give us license to enjoy life at a slower pace.
Now, don’t get me wrong.Â We don’t want our weather this hot all the time.Â If that’s what we wanted, we’d live in, oh, Arizona maybe.Â But a few days here and there or even a solid week of relentless 100-degree heat in a North Carolina summer are a fair trade-off for the easeÂ of a North Carolina winter.
So kick off your shoes, slow down, and grab a cold drink.
That’s Life in Raleigh.