Sunday, July 19, 2015

Random Observations

We are in the middle of July in the South and our air conditioning decided to go on its own summer vacation. It is well north of 80 degrees in the house and hovering around 90 upstairs. We are all hot and sticky and generally uncomfortable. 

Luckily we have an appointment to get it looked at first thing on Monday morning. I suspect we just need to charge the unit with some freon. I hope that's all it is. The fact that the amount it would cost to replace the entire unit is about equal to the gap amount we have been trying to earn so I can quit my job is not lost on me. Please, no. Just no.

This small foray into life without air conditioning got me to thinking. People have lived around here for much longer than air conditioning has existed. It is true that their houses were designed to mitigate the heat and that they didn't live in the sweat boxes that we moderns do. But by and large, people were much warmer in the summertime than they are now.

Here is my question: Historically speaking, was there a discernible drop in the number of babies born in April and May compared to the rest of the year? Because, my goodness, I don't see how there couldn't be. 

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