I am currently 30 weeks and 2 days pregnant with our third son. This means that, should I actually have him on my due date, I have 9 weeks and 5 days left to go. Roughly 68 days. In the middle of an Arizona summer!! Yes - I am looking for sympathy here!
For those of you who have never lived through a summer in the Grand Canyon State, let me share with you what I read from a very wise woman on my July 99 playgroup board... go preheat your oven to 500*. When it is up to temp, open the door and put your head in the oven. That's a fair represenatation of what summers are like here.
Ice does not exist. The fabric strap of your seatbelt will actually burn bare skin. Asphalt does have a melting temperature, and yes, frying an egg is most definately possible. It is not unusual for you to see folks driving around with gloves on when it is 119* in the shade because you cannot touch the stearing wheel, or the side of your car door. Heck, I've seen folks with their oven mits out just trying to get into their car!!
How folks lived here prior to residential air conditioning is beyond me. My feet and fingers are swelling just thinking about it!!