Sorry to hear that copper.
I get depressed in heat too. And sun. I live in a high desert, we get south winds of ~30-40 mph, temps in the 90s or 100s, 110s if we are unlucky. Absolutely *NO* cloud cover for 3/4 of the year. I go nuts to see the sun still up at 9:00 p.m. and I feel trapped indoors by the heat. I want to punch people who say, "yes, but it's a dry
heat". And sticking your head in an oven is dry heat, now how comfortable is it? We can, and do, go for months with *zero* precipitation.
Now, on top of that, we have haze from the fires in so. california. I'm being encased in blown glass.
I'm moving to NW Washington this fall. My god, cool and cloudy 9 months of the year, and moderate temps the rest. I'm in heaven.
I gave in, had to take a Valium, my anxiety has been through the roof lately. BTW statistically speaking most people are admitted to psych hospitals during the summer than any other time. Crime goes up. Oh I just hate life right now.
I love getting in the car only to singe the top layer of skin on the steering wheel, Jesus H. Crud.
No really. Some of us don't like heat and don't like sunshine. I am not a Joshua tree, thankyouverymuch. This kind of weather kills life in the desert, unless you are a very hardy prickly pear. I am not. The pale blue sky reminds me of death. I have gone hiking in desert foothills, the only thing I'm aware of is heat stroke and the sound of flies. Even lizards are smart enough to stay in the shade this time of year. Colors become faded and pale in intense light. Sunburn and skin cancer aren't much fun, neither is having to wear ugly clothing, or squinting. I draw up the blinds and stay in bed, toss and turn, I keep drinking ice water to stay hydrated. It's like God's high-maintenance season.
Oh I'm going on vacation to the coast just south of Vancouver, BC. The forecast is still sunny but highs in the low 70s, now that I can handle. If we are lucky we will get clouds or fog maybe.
We once lived in So. Arizona (Tucson), it was a living hell. You just didn't function May-September. I hate it too, how the weatherman says, "Wow, great weather coming up, temps in the high 80s and sunny". Maybe he is hypothyroid or anemic or something. Blaaah. Screw it screw it screw it.
I do have a Dx of reverse seasonal affective disorder, it is more common the further south you go but can affect people at many latitudes.
My dad planted turf w/ desert-friendly grass. In the wind and heat it literally stiffend up like a board, was stricken with rigor mortis. The turf flattened and was tilted above the cracked dirt surface below, with a 5" gap between the two. WTF.
I could seriously rant about this all day in an open forum. Summertime is my enemy. I just don't like anything about this weather. I want Fall to get here fast. My ideal weather is 55 degrees F, 75 % humid, and overcast, maybe some spotty showers to boot.
Well, some people like it, which is fine, you can come and do some roofing jobs in Las Vegas in July or something. Enjoy! I'll be up in the mountains hiding in the shade of trees and the 30 degree temperature drop.