This past week has been hot for us all, but it’s been really brutal for those of us without air conditioning at home. When I get home from the (air-conditioned) office, I open the windows and turn on the overhead fan, but even by morning the house isn’t cool.
This weekend, I had to abandon the house by noon each day, both times for matinees (“Ruby Sparks” is recommended, “Searching for Sugar Man” highly recommended) and then to a coffeehouse or cafe.
My house needs to be dusted and swept, but it’s impossible to labor in this heat. I’ve also had a movie rented since Wednesday waiting to be watched (“Suspicion”), but I can’t muster the will. I’ve been taking a cold shower in the evenings and within 10 minutes I’m sweating again.
The temperatures will cool slightly this week, but so slightly I’m not sure it will be noticeable. Anything above, say, 95 makes my house a sweatbox.
How are the rest of you coping?