Monday, June 9, 2008
Summer & the Battle of Extremes
Ok, so technically summer doesn't begin for another almost 2 weeks. But it feels like the peak of summer already. With several muggy days in the 90's, we're ready for a little break. Our problem with this hot weather is we're either roasting or freezing -- can't seem to find a happy medium. Our apartment has an a/c unit in the living room. We were originally told we'd have no problem cooling our whole place with it. Later a maintenance guy laughed at that notion & said, "Well it's only meant to cool one room." Lovely. So we leave the a/c running 24/7 in hopes to circulate a little bit of cool air into the bedrooms. It usually results in being freezing cold all day long [I sit here at the computer with my slippers on & a blanket wrapped around me] and still being too warm at night. Conversely, when we stay at my parents, we have a/c in the bedroom at night but none in the rest of the house during the day. But at least there we are able to pass the heat of the day soaking in the lake.