Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The Heat is On

Oh. My. God.

It started yesterday when the already on-the-blink air conditioning finally died. I have gotten my first taste of heat on the road. Today is worse though. Although we have purchased all the items to get the air working again, we have a load to deliver so we cannot stop to fix it. Yet. We are driving with the windows open to get some air in this beast. As if an 18 wheeler isn't noisy enough - try driving with the windows open. It's like being in an airplane with no doors.

Anyone who knows me is fully aware of how I become cranky when the temperature rises above 68 degrees. I may even become verbally abusive if I get hot enough. New friends, boyfriends, employers....are all forewarned. Ed and I seem to be temperature compatible...meaning that he is ok with whatever I want. As it should be. He doesn't mind the heat, being from Texas and all. And he's very accomodating with the A/C for me.

I have only gotten a taste of what the summer is going to be like out here. My ass is already sweaty in these jeans - looks like I'll be the only trucker chick in a skirt. Gotta keep the breeze blowing around up there.

At least I don't have to work in an office with people who have varying temperature preferences. And I don't have to argue with them about how they can put on a sweater if they are cold but I can't take anything off if I'm hot. What IS it with people who set their A/C to 72 degrees and think that's cool??? At 72, you might as well stand outside because it's STILL not cool, people.

Oooh! I see rain up ahead. There is hope.

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