I beg to differ, good sir. Summer begins in the second week of July here, it's dang near paradise around char from then until the third week of October. However, we now have about three straight days of just over 100F with perhaps 70% humidity in that period. Hands across the water, indeed! But tbh, it seems like winter, albeit a mild one for nine months of the year. I'll hold the thought of summer as best I can. Sorry that your summer is so disagreeable. Dunno how far from you I was once upon a time, I'm guessing four hundred and fifty miles. The summer sun was so strong that you actually felt it pushing your shoulders closer to the ground.