And now I know why.
For the last few days, I have felt down. Yesterday in particular, I felt down and out, depressed, sorry for myself. All those emotions were incredible and i resorted to going out to eat in an attempt to stop the apparent depression. In addition, there has been moisture in the house that is usually rare, as in not there, and now I know why.
Today, it finally occurred to me to check on what was going on with the weather. First i found it was not particularly hot here in New Orleans, although it has felt extremely muggy. Now that, two is explained.
We are facing the probable touch down of a tropical storm/hurricane this evening. New Orleans is below sea level in parts of the city, and the humidity is usual high. I have been known to take a walk around the block and come back in, covered with water, from condensation from the wetness in the air. That would also explain the “moisture in the house” that I reported above. The condensation from the atmosphere ends up being part of the ground water.
So now I know why I feel “under the weather”. I really was almost in a literal sense. Once there is a few more downpours, and the humidity goes down, I will feel better. In fact, due to an extremely hard rain last night, I already do.
Moisture is a lot less debilitating when it is on and in ground instead of suffocating one from the air. Glad to finally know what is going on. That also makes me feel better.