The polar vortex has made this last week, the traditionally hottest week of the year here in Sweat Louis downright pleasant. I can only wonder how cold it is up north, while it is so nice down here. Usually, when it is impossibly hot here in the Lou, the cabin’s weather is down right pleasant. This midsummer arctic blast has been a nice change of pace. Unfortunately, all good things eventually come to an end and forecasts say that this next week will see a return to our normally hot, hot weather, but not until the polar vortex left a freak dusting of snow here in Saint Louis, in July. Yes, it got that cold one night. No, not really, this white stuff isn’t frozen water, but cottonwood seeds on a neighbor’s lawn.