My favorite song from that tape was "Hot, Hot, Hot". Man I could just jam out to that right now. If only we had a VCR...
Anyway, that tape has nothing to do with this post other than the fact that it is finally starting to get hot around here. Here = Raleigh, NC, if you're wondering. (We may have different definitions of hot, though.)
You know how I love a challenge, right? Well, back in March we decided to see how long we could go without turning on our air conditioning this year. We definitely went longer than I expected! Last night (June 9th) was the first time we turned it on. And it is BARELY on.
A few things that have helped:
Our house is very shaded. Lots of trees.
There is a ceiling fan in every room but the dining room. And the bathrooms, obviously. That would be really weird. But kinda nice because it gets SO HOT WHEN I DRY MY HAIR.
We also use a big box fan when we sleep.
It's been a mild spring.
We could have gone longer, but upstairs was starting to get stuffy. And Jordan (who gets a lot hotter than I do) was waking up at night due to the heat.
If it sounds like I've made a sacrifice, let me clarify that I definitely haven't most of the time. Jordan has. I am cold natured. He is hot natured. Very cliche, but true.
The one time that I would get extremely grumpy because of the heat was in the aforementioned situation, drying my hair. My hair takes FOR-EV-ER to dry. Seriously. Ask my hairdresser. And I wait until it's about 75% dry (if time allows) to even start using a hairdryer. And on top of that I would either use the straightener or curling iron as well, and it just made for a very unpleasant temperature. No one likes to sweat right after taking a shower.
But besides that, I haven't minded the lack of A/C at all. So hardcore, I know.
Now I'm off to watch Sebastian on YouTube...