One of our friends is a true computer genius, and he used to jump from one bad job to the next. But then he put himself through school and got a PHD. Now, he works for the government doing things he’s not permitted to disclose. However, from the little I do know about his work, his job is fascinating. It also pays generously well, so now he lives in a lovely home with a fully functioning air conditioning system. Having a home with central air conditioner this far north is a coveted luxury, since the majority of homes around here don’t have central air at all. All of us have relatively short summers here, so it’s really unnecessary for most people, myself included. When I went to visit him recently, I noticed his new home felt a little frigid. I thought maybe it was just due to the heat outside, almost 86 degrees, but after the first half-hour, I wasn’t getting comfortable or warmer, but rather miserably cold. I looked up at the temperature control and saw it was all the way down to 66. I started worrying that I was going to catch a cold, and I refuse to put on a jacket in June! That’s just wrong. Having the temperature that significantly different from the outside temperature can also get you sick, regardless if it’s the summertime or not. When I couldn’t take it anymore, I told him I didn’t want to get sick and to please adjust the AC temperature. He put it up to 76 degrees, so I was way more comfortable. He said it’s because his government work site is chilly and that’s he’s gotten used to the cold now.