Monday, June 9, 2008

Totally Hot!

And not in a good way. We are in the middle of a kick-your-hieney heat wave here, and I have had enough. We live on the fourth floor, and in a (perhaps misguided) fit of trying to be greener (and save some $ on the electric bill), we put our air conditioner on freecycle. It was promptly picked up by a woman who marveled that we were getting rid of it. "Don't you know it's going to be hot?" she asked as she happily hauled it away.

Well yes, we knew it was going to be hot, I just didn't expect it so soon. Now the hot is here, and it's quite spectacular. We do have some systems in place to combat the heat, as we did without the air conditioner all last summer as well. We pull the drapes/close the blinds to keep out excess sun, and run all the fans that we can fit into our little apartment throughout the day. It helps, but when I opened the door for a friend earlier today, I did welcome her to hell.

I know that this too shall pass, and we are trying to remain cheerful and upbeat while the sweat pours down our faces. We've been spending lots of time at the local libraries (air conditioned and free!), so at least we're catching up on our reading.

1 comment:

Bezzie said...

In a week it will be 75. I keep repeating this. It's not helping much.