I have lived in Florida since I was 2 except for a few years for school and worked outside for about 45 of the past 68 years. When anyone says you get used to it, they are either CRAZY or lying. I basically had to develop a coping mechanism that fixed my attention on what I was doing. You can never let yourself think about the heat even after you have completely soaked 2 bath towels with sweat. It is similar to an eastern religious mind control approach. But we moved back to Florida after graduate school because my wife, who is from Minnesota, likes the heat. And yes, my wife of 42 years is crazy!!
Yes the heat sucks at time when you can literally see it was you walk around, but the benefits of being here outweigh it and you essentially live where most the rest of the country wishes they were.
It's takes five years of college to forecast "isolated thunderstorms" in Florida. Dang ... that must take The Calculas to figure it out.As others have said, there are worse things than living in Florida. But you’re not wrong. Not a big fan of Feb either, but August probably takes the cake as far as off months. You forgot to mention the transition from summer to school, the traffic that results, and of course the constant “storm brewing off the Horn of Africa” discussions. On the heat, we went to Disney last weekend and broke a hard fast rule by doing a park in Summer on Sunday. It was fine until I had two beers with lunch. I’m pretty sure I dropped 12 pounds that afternoon. Just dreadful.
And I’ve lived in SoFla and NoFla, and the rain thing has always been there, but does seem worse now. Thanks to that, my pavers in the back will have to be pressure washed again, which I’m pretty excited about.
The only person that really gains is the Florida weathermen. Talk about mailing it in. They don’t even care or try from May to September, and I’m pretty sure they just copy and past from random weeks over and over.