One hears a lot about this heat wave coming our way. The forecasters are warning of triple-digit temperatures. The warnings don’t help unless you can get away.
Willamette Valley residents who don’t have to be at work have a way to escape. If our houses lack air conditioning or the AC breaks, we can head west, and in about an hour the valley’s heat is but an unpleasant memory.
In that, we are far luckier than the hapless souls forced to endure heat waves in the middle of the country. It’s one big reason why, even if our politics are not what one might wish, living in this part of the continent is much to be preferred. (hh)