July was especially hot here in the city (look at the 5 day string of high temps in the photo), and many of the locals escape the heat by heading to the mountains or to the seaside.  We notice a real difference in the amount of traffic and the shops that are closed while people are out of town.  Our team has taken the opportunity to enjoy family vacations and we are grateful for good air conditioners in our homes.  The weather has actually gotten much cooler now in August and we’re ready for fall and the start of school in a few short weeks.