Sunday, July 26, 2009

A weather report

Sorry its been so long since I last posted. We have been pretty busy and it has just been darn hot. I mean, I didn't ever really consider 80s hot until I lived in a house with a great southern exposure (wonderful for winter, a sin in the summer) and even with all of the windows open and fans on, the house is still over 80. It sucks, let me tell you.
We play smartly, lots of swimming in mama's bathtub, no real cooking (microwave and counter top oven only!) and tons of water. If we go outside, it is to run or walk through the sprinkler. Even so, its still too hot to be comfortable to do much though we have given it out best shot.
Miss C is a great trooper. She tells me when its too hot to eat and will sit and eat a Popsicle if she just wants to cool off. She loves swimming in my bath tub (it is a bit larger than hers) and keeps me up with squirts from her water bottle. She even learned that if I give her a wet wash cloth before bed, it helps to lay it on her tummy because it makes her cooler (kind of a swamp cooler).
I need to buy ice, that's for sure. I also need to talk DH into looking into a/cs. He has managed to miss the hottest part of the year here two years in a row while he is spending his time in another hot area, we just have to figure this out here.
I know its only a few weeks (maybe 6 or 8) of the year that it gets this way but those times are miserable. Any thoughts on how to get a/c without breaking the bank or at least how to help cool the house? Ugh!


cindy w said...

I lived in Seattle for 4 years with no air-conditioning, and I managed ok. When Dave and I first got married, we had a window unit A/C in our room, and that was ok. (We hung out in our bedroom a lot. We ate dinner in bed, watched TV up there, etc.) Then the summer I got pregnant, I just said oh no way. We dropped a crazy amount of money to have the house set up with central air (I think it cost around $10K), and seriously, I don't regret a penny of it. Especially when Catie was little, the hot days were so uncomfortable, I just can't even imagine trying to go without A/C.

Can you at least maybe drop a few hundred bucks and buy window unit A/C's just for your & Miss C's bedrooms? I know they're ugly, but they help a lot, especially when you're trying to sleep at night.

LizardBreath said...

That's a great idea. DH comes home next week and that is definitely going to be one of the first ideas I spring on him. It would be one thing if it was just me but Miss C just has such a hard time falling asleep in the heat. Ugh! Thanks!