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Old 07-08-2011, 08:51 AM   #31
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My AC/heat pump died this spring, and I had to replace it--to the tune of $4000. So now I have a brand new airconditioner, but I can't afford to run it!!

I live up high, so I almost always have a good breeze, and I have a pool. I come home from work, jump in the pool until I am cool, and wander around pulling weeds or doing housework in my wet swimming suit until the air temperature starts to come down.

I have fans near my reading chair, and I sleep right in front of a window fan. Our nighttime temps usually run about 70, so I am very comfy.

Princess, tell Shrek that I have no curtains at all in my house--I figure if anybody peeks in, they get what they deserve. What is seen cannot be unseen!! (I have no neighbors, and my drive is 400 feet long, so the house is not visible from the road.)

The temperature in my house rarely goes over 80, which is perfectly lovely, IMHO. :)
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:04 AM   #32
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My DH always says that this is the weather we prayed for over the winter. We don't have AC but do have windows on all four sides of the house and usually some air moving. We get maybe five days or so each year where we could use the AC, but we also have a basement and can go down there when it is hot. :)
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:12 AM   #33
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i just finished installing my interior a/c - thick, sweet, very cold wedges of ripe, red seedless watermelon.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:21 PM   #34
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I am looking for the 'like' button for your post, vitauta!! I do lots of ice water and diet coke.

Just now getting ready to go up to the pool for the afternoon!!
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:38 PM   #35
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I drink a lot of iced tea to keep cool too.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:42 PM   #36
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84 degrees. i just have to fire up the oven. baking a cake for my daughter's birthday.
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:57 PM   #37
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I wish I could convince Shrek no one is looking in our windows, so I can run a fan at night. Besides, if they were looking, they would go blind with terror...so who cares...
LOL, when I was in a rented ranch style house, or my ground floor apartment, I wouldn't sleep with the windows open, it creeped me out. Heck I don't even like looking out ground floor windows at night, I'm always thinking that someone is going to be looking back at me, LOL, I'm a freak.

The bedroom is now in the second story, so I have no issues with an open window at night. Here in the south, it does no good to open windows at night because it is still warm and humid even in the middle of the night, and I don't want to wake up damp.
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84 degrees. i just have to fire up the oven. baking a cake for my daughter's birthday.

love trumps heat every time. happy b-day!
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:49 PM   #39
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When it is really hot, one of the things I do is fill the bathtub with cold water. This evaps and helps cool the air. And, I wear the least amount of clothes possible--cotton is best!

The other thing I do is have a fan over the "register" from the basement. It is one of those flat window fans (about 4 inches thick). I set it up so it "draws" cold air from the basement.

If you position a container of dry ice (or regular ice) in front of a floor fan, that is a way to make a mini-a/c. I used to do that for my dogs. I can't remember if I put a cardboard box over the container or not.
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We had a 12 pack-size cooler today that was filled with ice and bandanas, traded them out for people. Worked great!
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