Rating The Summer of 2016
Although summer is not over for a few more weeks, it’s not too early to make some under-educated declarations, based on my own anecdotal experiences, about the season that soon will be in the past. Obviously, this would have been an excellent summer for baking adobe brick. The fact that we don’t use adobe in New England is neither here nor there. You don’t find laborers in Indonesia wearing Nikes, but they still make the shoes and send them to us.
It was also the perfect summer for hanging clothes on the line and then forgetting about them and leaving them out for days, as there was very little chance of rain or dew interfering with the drying process.
If you needed experience hauling around heavy, unwieldy objects, this was just the summer for you. Few things are quite as heavy and unwieldy as 10,000 BTU air conditioners, which many people needed to buy to keep up with the blazing July heat. Now you can add this new skill to your LinkedIn account.
Finally, cactus farming: you’ve always wanted to try your hand at it, and if at last you pur your mind to it these last few months, you’d have been very happy and conceivably even quite wealthy.
Now that fall is nearly upon us, I predict that this one will be really good for people who have grown tired of all the loud autumnal colors. Brown is the new red, orange, and yellow. Enjoy.