The sultry air was suffocating as I left the cool confines of the air conditioned car to wander the rest area somewhere between the Quad cities and Des Moines IA. As the brutal summer wages on throughout the midwest and east coast, my thoughts immediately are of those who cannot find the luxurious relief of air conditioning. While I grew up in an aluminum building with limited windows and no air conditioning and survived just fine, I can tell you one thing. It was miserable. Initially, I wanted to place this sweater outside the rest area in the picnic section, but then realized more people would probably be entering the building rather than enjoying the other amenities on this particular day.