I got the job. They made a money offer that was good and market competitive and commensurate with experience. No mention of my requested 3 weeks of vacation. Can I just say that although I want to work, I am freaking out? What do I do now? When should I say I am available to start? Will I pass the drug test? Oh my. And will they give me the 3 weeks of vacation? I don't see why not. Anyway, that's where I am. I am here, breathing into a paper bag.
May I recommend reading the Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder in the heat of summer. All the descriptions of crisp cold air, blizzards, minus 40 temperatures, blinding snow, howling winds, crunching underfoot, etc, are enough to keep you cool on a 90-degree day.