Posted 8/25/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -6)
Come to Texas for a bit ;)
Last month we lost power for eight hours, it was 103 during the day, at 11pm it was still 99. I can take it, just open up the windows or go outside; my wife, and year old son; however, cannot take the heat like that. We went to my dad's house a mile or two away and waited it out there, it finally came back on shortly after 1am, I kept calling the house waiting for my answering machine to pickup, that way I knew the power was on, lol.
My wife put up with me though, I lost it a few times, especially in our tiny, no airflow bathroom. I was freaking out in there, I swear I could have died of heat stroke in there. A few minutes here, a few minutes there, not the easiest way of getting through an episode, but do what you gotta do to get by. I was relieved to get to Dad's with AC, especially in the bathroom.
It seems the only time my wife has a fit about my issues are when they interfere with her plans. It never fears that when we get ready to go somewhere my tummy starts acting up, doesn't help she gets a grouchy to me about it, but she does every time. But she hasn't ever done anything like that to me, especially not in front of anyone. She knows I am a secluded person anyways, and definitely hate being put into any spotlights, so she knows if she did something like that she would be in major trouble with me later. She has had medical issues in the past that have forced us to leave, avoid, or cancel plans that involved leaving the house, so she cannot complain too much.