Posted by Janelle at Jul 1, 2013 6:00 am
I live in the Pacific NorthWest — Portland, Oregon, to be exact. Really hot temperatures are not the norm for us. In the summer we usually cruise through in the 80’s, and then in August there are a few days that hit into the high 90’s or even 100’s. Those days are brutal, but expected.
What isn’t expected is mid-90 degree weather in June or July. Yet here are we are, a week’s worth of high 90’s. That wouldn’t be so bad — IF we had air conditioning in the house we’re living in. Normally, we don’t NEED air conditioning, but during these heat waves I wonder what in the world I was thinking to rent a house WITHOUT it. So, we’re dying and trying to deal with the heat the best we can. At night, I open up the house and use fans to suck in all the cool air during the night, then in the mornings I close up the house to keep it cool as long as possible. Since we live in a two story house, and heat rises, by noon I’m usually down in the living room (where it’s dark and the coolest) with my laptop and a fan directly on ME, and that’s how I keep cool. Not moving helps, LOL.
If things get REALLY bad, like into the 100’s, I pack up the laptop and spend breakfast, lunch and dinner at our local Panera where it’s cool and the drinks are limitless, LOL! We’ve lived in this house for five years now, and it’s the same every summer — I’ve learned to deal with the heat, but I honestly HATE it!
So, how about you? How hot is it where you live, and what are you doing to cool off?