When I went away for college I was beyond excited to escape out of my hometown and see new places in the country. I was born and grew up in a small neighborhood in the heart of the midwest and didn’t see too much of anything besides fields of wheat and small wooden buildings for most of my whole life. The Winters there would get brutal with tons of wind and sub-zero temperatures on a very consistent basis. I spent several a Winter curled up under a blanket either right in front of the fireplace or the furnace baseboard vent. With the scholarship I acquired I was moving to the south to go to this prestigious college and live where it is consistently summertime. For the first year I often thought about moving back house though. It was so moderate compared to what I was used to handling that I often found myself doing the same thing as back house except in front of the a/c unit instead of the furnace vent or fireplace. It was brutally muggy and extremely humid all the time. I would sweat within 60 minutes of walking outside of my apartment. It took some time, but now I am relaxing in the summertime heat. In fact, it is quite a bit better living here than it was at home. I highly doubt I will live anywhere that is as cold and regularly freezing love that ever again. I do not even need to use the a/c nearly as much anymore and I can get by with just a fan or more than one running on most days. Of course, there are scarce opportunities when it gets past 100 degrees out that you must use the a/c, but that is to be expected, right? We’re not lizards after all.