Many countries have seen extreme weather this year. Sweden is definitely one of them! If I didn't believe in climate change before, it's impossible not to now. It's all kinds of extremes and records. January-March: We had an enormous amount of snow the 3 first months of the year. I've never seen so much. Roofs caved in all over northern Sweden and big piles of snow made us drive slowly in traffic. April-May: As the massive amount of snow melted, and record high temperatures in May, many rivers flooded. A few big floods. The temperatures made it feel like July. On other places, the groundwater levels were record low. June-July: June was ok, but July has been so frickin' hot! Heatwave with 30 degrees Celcius (or more) every day. No rain yet in July over here. The lack of rain & the heatwave has caused many forest fires. We've never seen the likes of it before. Currently there are over 80 active fires in Sweden. We've been forced to get help from other countries to fight them. 4 of them are right now not able to be put out by planes & helicopters. They need massive rain. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/world/europe/heat-wave-sweden-fires.html I can't take this heat so much longer!!! Up in northern Sweden, the sun doesn't really set in June or July. No darkness, which usually is terrific. But with weeks of 30+ degrees, it's taking its toll. I can't even sleep in my bedroom. I have a matress in the living room and 3 electrical fans on full effect, but I am still warm. But it's my dog I feel bad for, with all his fur. I have to shower him 2-3 times a day and force him to drink more water than he wants to drink. One thing that's actually funny is how stupid I've gotten. Yesterday, at the supermarket, I was going to weight my fruit and I stood in front of the scale and suddenly didn't know what to do! "What is this? What button? What fruit is this?" I am also noticing how dumb I am with my crossword puzzles. They are suddenly really difficult. And I can't focus on reading a book either. Heat is making me dumb as a doorknob!