Summer session begins Monday June 9, so today I'm putting in some hours whipping the on-line class into shape. Except that is soooooo boring, and I find it necessary take breaks and find other more interesting things on the Internet -- like checking out the latest posts of all my favorite bloggers.
Also I made use of the weather/climate website of the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky to find the average monthly temperatures for the past two and a half years (and how those temperatures deviated from "normal"). The average for May 2008 was 62 degrees Fahrenheit which was six degrees lower than the "normal" (long term average). However, if the last couple of days are any indication, June is going to come out on the above normal side, as summer heat and humidity have finally made their appearance in eastern Kentucky.
I plan to enter the temperature data in a spreadsheet with the data I have on our family electricity use for the same 2 and a half years. Not only will it help me look at our electricity use -- with the goal of reducing it -- but I can have some fun data to share with my students the next time I teach statistics.