Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ode to our Forefathers...and Foremothers

We have been without air conditioning for the past 36 hours and, I know I am spoiled rotten, but it's really stunk.

It's been 100 degrees outside and inside, the thermostat has tipped at 89. We've been able to get out during the day but the nights, oh the nights. It's hot and sticky and Sadie still wants to fnuggle. The thought of another human being touching me when it's so hot has given me renewed respect for the generations who came before us. (Especially before 1902 when air conditioning was first used. I've been on hold with the 'powers that be' long enough to hear lots of useful air-conditioning trivia.)

The fact that those precious people were able to consummate their marriages and reproduce in the midst of a Texas July astounds me and fills me with awe and respect. Especially when antiperspirants weren't patented until 1941. (You know, I heart Wikipedia.)

So as the temperature climbs to 100 again in Dallas today, hats off to the pioneer lovebirds who still felt the desire to do the deed in the midst of sweltering heat and calico dresses.

Hats off.

12 comments:

Colored With Memories said...

Ours went out yesterday too. It only got up to 83 though and I thought I had died. I guess I shouldn't tell you that the service company came within 3 hours and had it fixed within 1!

Do you need a #?

Interesting facts!

emily said...

Are you kidding me? I have been living at the hotter than fire baseball fields and coming home to a really cool house. Why haven't yall come here or hello, mom's house is empty!!

Susan said...

Oh dear...I hope it didn't rub off on you at the parade...ours has been out since last Thursday...but a couple of window units from Home Depot has made it bearable. But I agree with you - especially the deoderant thing. Yes, a toast to those sweaty, stinky lovebirds - they are better than I.
The whole a/c unit is being replaced tomorrow!$!$!$

Michelle said...

Wow! Fascinating facts and something I hadn't thought about before....do you think the pioneer lovebirds took their love down to the swimmming hole?

Hope you get cool soon!!

Jeff and Abby said...

Ohhh- wow...gross, but funny thing to think about.

Very gross...and very funny.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, goodness. I lived in the Dallas summer heat for three years, so I feel for you! Your Wikipedia fact totally cracked me up!

Anonymous said...

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Jill Porvaznik said...

oh my summer study on pioneers has taken a new turn, thanks for the insight. I do laugh out loud when I am reading your blog...it always makes my husband say "what?"...florida heat I guess does not feel like texas heat...hmm.

Mrs. Troop said...

Too funny!
Although I'm trying really hard not to think about it.
Prayers for a quickly repaired A/C!

Jess said...

Seriously, my dad was a 10 pound baby born in Kansas in August!!! My grandma is an amazing woman.

I bet she just wasn't considering an August birth when my dad was conceived in the comfortable months. . .

Yuck, did I just say that about my grandparents??

Daisy Girl said...

So sorry about the A/C! When I was 8 months pregnant with our first (June) our A/C was out for several days. I had to take a cold shower just before bedtime and go to bed with wet hair just to survive! Ugh. No fun.

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