It’s HOT

I think you need something a little more powerful

I don’t know how things are where you live, but at the moment Pennsylvania is hot! I’m not talking, “boy I have a little perspiration forming on my forehead I better break out the little hand fan“. No, I’m talking “I can actually smell my skin burning and wait, are those vultures circling over my head trying to get me” hot. It got up to 98 degrees yesterday, and was still 90 degrees at 8:00 PM, when the sun starts to descend and the temperature usually begins to fall. Not yesterday. In fact it was still 80 degrees at midnight (and yes I was still awake).

Our daughter has been having trouble sleeping the past few nights, so we let her sleep in our room in her “pack and play” since we have an air conditioning unit in our window. Thankfully she slept through the night.

I just want to say something here about window air conditioning units. We live in a house that doesn’t have central air conditioning (the house is about 60 years old) and also has a metal roof. The upstairs literally cooks.The air conditioning units we have are the cheapest investment I have made that has improved my comfort the most. The one in our bedroom cost around $100, which I think is a pretty reasonable price for a good night’s sleep.

The air conditioner we have downstairs is a bigger unit, so it costs more (around $200), but cools that whole area enough to make it bearable. I bought that one last summer when my wife decided to stay at home with our daughter full-time. I know I wouldn’t have been able to stand that house without A.C. so I doubt they could either.

9 thoughts on “It’s HOT

  1. My house is almost a hundred years old. So, central air? Ha ha ha. We do have a huge amount of fans going and in the bedroom is our ac unit. Best thing ever. Loki tells me that when we win our millions (ha ha ha), the first thing he wants is central heat/air.

    But hey, it could be worse. We could live in the southwest. I hear it’s roasting there.

  2. paperback writer – He he. I always say “when we win the lottery” even though I never play. I’ll probably have a similar post in the winter only it will be “cold” and space heaters.

    Mcween – I do take working in the AC for granted.

  3. Air conditioning? A foreign concept in Glasgow. I quite like the climate here. The odd sunny day where it warm but not too hot. I still have my feather duvet on my bed.

  4. The weather’s pretty much the same around here, except that it doesn’t really cool off that much at night since it’s so damn humid. I’d kill for AC but, unfortunately, my roommate and I are too poor. We compensate by wearing minimal clothing, which I’m sure is a nice treat for our neighbours.

  5. Chris – That sounds nice. I would be happy with 78 degrees and sunny year-round, though I would miss the winter. OK, maybe throw in a week of winter 🙂

    Cavan – I’ll have to take you word for that one 🙂 . The AC is pretty nice.

  6. Hi there, I am a newbie reader.

    Chris is right – it’s still duvet-land in the UK. London, which is usually a bit hotter than Glasgow, has had rain, rain, rain and rain. There have been mornings when the central heating is needed, too!

    I’m sitting here in a lovely thick dressing gown…

  7. Mellifluous Dark – thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something you liked here. Since I wrote that post we have gotten some rain and things have cooled a bit, though yesterday was in the 90’s again. I am looking forward to Autumn.

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