Stuck in traffic with no air conditioner

I didn’t think much of it when the air conditioner in my vehicle gave out on me last week.

I knew that I didn’t have the money to put forth to fix it quite yet, but I’m a hardy individual and I figured that I could make it for a couple weeks without it.

That being said, it is early August, and this is a hot and humid climate, to be sure! Morning commutes were not terrible. I just cracked the windows. Part of why it wasn’t so bad is that I go to work when the sun still hasn’t quite come up, so it’s a little cooler than it would be otherwise. Coming home during rush hour was another issue. Yesterday was overcast and windy. There was a little bit of rain, but not so much to dissuade me from cracking the windows for air. However, today, I was really missing my air conditioner on the drive home from work. As long as my vehicle is moving, at least I have the blowing air for air circulation. Wouldn’t you know it though, I got stuck in traffic because of a major accident. I mean, this accident stalled the traffic and eventually stopped it for an excruciating one hour and ten minutes! I kept time from the moment my vehicle basically came to a standstill, so I knew how long I was there crawling along. With no air conditioner the cabin of my vehicle really started to heat up. The thermostat read 98° outside! I didn’t have a water bottle or anything, so I was actually starting to get a little concerned. Leaving the windows open offered precious little relief, but the fumes from the exhaust of the cars and trucks around me made it quite uncomfortable. I was so happy when traffic started moving again, but I was seriously sweating and dehydrated! I’ll be getting my air conditioner fixed ASAP!

indoor air quality in DeSoto Texas