Oppressive heat is upon us.
I spent several years in the deserts of Arizona, so I know a thing or two about extreme heat.
Out there, we left oven mitts hanging next to certain outside doors because the afternoon summer sun could make door knobs dangerously hot.
Summer there was like winter here: it was the time you stayed in, took it easy and tried very hard not to over exert yourself.
With summer temperatures consistently above 100 degrees out there, we learned to take it in stride, even though we longed for cooler days.