We hauled up the ACs today, and I installed two out of three of them before running out of duct tape. (Yeah, that’s how I roll.) The next five days are ~90°F, so I’m getting in the game!
This time, carrying the huge one up was way easier because we figured out the amazing trick of rotating it 90° so that it’s more compact horizontally.
Every once in a while, I think about my Evanston condo and how relieved I am that I don’t have to deal with the cruelly intermittent stream of problems that came from it. But one nice thing about it was that it had central AC, which I’ll probably never see in an attainable home in Massachusetts.
The column goes on to cite surges on every continent. If the vaccination rate stays this slow in the rest of the world, the development a vaccine-resistant variant is a real possibility. Then, what we’re experiencing now will be a respite, not the end of the pandemic.
What we're seeing is that even though the expected value is positive, and the ensemble average is increasing, the time average for any single person is usually decreasing. The average of the entire "system" increases, but that doesn't mean that the average of a single unit is increasing. Large outliers skew the average, but the majority of people are losing.