For at least the last two days the greater Vancouver area has been suffering from a heat wave. Over the weekend, the high temperatures broke several records in the province. Here near the coast, things were a tiny bit cooler but not by much. It was still uncomfortably warm for most of the weekend.
I saw a lot of people out and about who had bought fans in an attempt to keep cool. Whether it’s stubbornness or laziness or both, I still don’t have a fan in my home. I just don’t think it stays hot enough in my apartment to warrant having a fan. My place faces somewhat north, so I only get direct sunlight for a few hours before sunset. Vancouver has a notoriously short summer and within that short window, it only gets uncomfortably warm maybe a whole week in total.
I think if I were to get something to deal with the heat, I’d go all out and get a portable air-conditioning unit. Luckily, the heat has abated somewhat already. It rained very briefly this evening and there has been a strong breeze coming through the windows for several hours now. The heat looks like it will return during the week but I’m glad I’ll be at work where the A/C works wonderfully!