I am in my automobile with my family going north because our whole neighborhood is being evacuated from an oncoming hurricane. It’s kind of a frightening time. It’s also an unquestionably boring time. I am laying in the middle of a traffic jam on the northbound lanes of the highway. All of us have been here for several hours, plus I’m told it may take another several or twelve hours before the traffic thins out. So I have plenty of time to write this article! What is making all of this even worse, however, is the fact my car’s Heating plus Air Conditioning plan is useless. Where I live, it gets up to the upper eighties almost every day, with humidity levels getting close to a hundred, so having an A/C is not a luxury, but a part of living life. Sitting here in this traffic, surrounded by a sizzling engine, with the pavement heating up beneath us, the automobile is starting to compare to a furnace. All of us rolled down the windows for natural ventilation, but all that does is let in the exhaust fumes from semi trucks, with no cooling sensation to it at all. If it gets any hotter I’m going to have to try to get one of the other cars to let my youngsters sit with them for a while just to cool off with some A/C. It’s exhausting enough I have this storm coming, but with no A/C it is pure torture!