Porto Alegre, Brazil
Updated: Mar 12, 2012, 3am Local Time
I'm up now because of the heat. It's 4 a.m. and it's 80+ inside our house.
It's our 10th summer here so, honestly, we are used to the heat. We are used to no air conditioning. We are used to hot/humid summers. We know how to deal with it and survive. Doesn't make it any more comfortable but we know how to stay as cool as possible.
Do we wish we had central air? Sure. Do we wish it was cooler? Sure. But here we are pushing into the back side of March (like September for our Northern Hemisphere friends) still with daily temps close to 100.
So we've had enough. We are waving our white hankies. The sun/summer wins. We give up.
Side question for our teammates who used to live here: Do you guys remember it being this hot in the middle of any March that you were here?
My girlfriend says she never remembers these temps this deep into March. I say maybe once or twice but not this consistently hot. Just curious what you guys remember.
Anyway, we know we are supposed to be content in all circumstances and not wish for the future but I'll confess that Wednesday's high temperature of 80 with some rain sure does sound good.