Hope your wife is recovering well !!! However, it is NEVER too hot and humid to smoke a pipe outside!!! You just need to get a nice cold beer, or a cool mixed summer drink like Campari and Orange Juice, and enjoy. If mosquitos are a problem like where I am, the pipe-smoke does wonders to keep them away. If you have a house and a covered deck, have a ceiling fan installed and run it on medium or high speed; cools you down a bit, and keeps the mosquitos away as well.