We’ve been psyching ourselves up for the summer ever since the abrupt end of winter in February. The temperature was 104 today, and it’s only early April. Our apartment has seven ceiling fans and four air conditioners, so I think we’re going to be okay, assuming the backup power keeps the AC flowing. However, I hadn’t realized how truly inescapable the elements will be until today, when I turned on the cold water tap and hot water came out.
Our water comes from a tank on the roof. The tank is made of black plastic. It sits in the hot sun all day. So much for cold showers as a means of escape.