This weekend we’re back to normal summer weather in the Bay Area: beautiful sunny days, cool nights. Last weekend we were in the middle of the worst heat wave to hit California. In 14 summers in the Bay Area, this was the first time I ever felt the need for an air conditioner. Our house didn’t even have a fan, and all of the stores sold out! The days were hot, but it was the nights that really got to me. I half-seriously thought about going to work to sleep. I never looked so forward to going to work as I did on Monday.