That was exactly my reaction too. It is hard for me to imagine what that feels like. In all seriousness, can you tell a difference between what it feels like at 91*F and 105*F? It all sounds unbearable to me- but so does anything much over 80*.Your post makes me sad in many ways. The record breaking temperatures scare me.
@bsms, do you think at some point people are going to start leaving some parts of the southwest because the conditions are just too difficult to live in? How can your farmer friend keep his herds alive in those conditions if they get even worse? In my one and only visit to Phoenix, the nice lady we rented a garage apartment from said that most of her neighbors never thought at all about where the water came from (and watered their lawns every morning) and how much energy it took to run AC all year. I suppose you could probably say the same for us in the rural Northeast about how we don't think much about the gas we need to drive 30 minutes to get anywhere or the oil most people use to heat their houses for 8 months of the year. Looking ahead to the second half of my life, I think the thing that scares me the most is seeing big migrations of people away from densely populated places that become uninhabitable. I don't think that is going to happen quietly and peacefully.
Hope your back feels better and you get that ride soon! With a lot of sunscreen on and water close by 😉