Is your home air-conditioned? If it's not air-conditioned, is that by choice? Did you grow up with air-conditioning? If not, how did you cope with the heat? Share about a time or place you remember as being too hot ... the temperature kind of hot, lest anyone be confused.We do have air-conditioning ... four window units. Our house was built in 1918 and the central air-conditioning unit was a dinosaur. It went caput a couple of summers ago. As if replacing the unit wouldn't be pricey enough, the duct work that would have to be reworked would do us in financially. That's when we decided to get window units. And they work great. We have a high-efficiency unit in our dining room that cools the entire main living areas of our house. Then each of the bedrooms has a small 5,000 BTU unit that we can each control individually. It's kind of like sleeping in a hotel room. It's perfect.
Growing up we had a window unit in the far end of our house, in the family room. The bedrooms had no air conditioning on the other end of the house. But we had an attic fan. My sister and I had our twin beds under each of the windows in the bedroom that we shared to get in as much night air as we could. When we went to bed it was so sticky hot. But when my parents went to bed and shut the windows and door on the front of the house, a whoosh of cold air came through the windows and we were cool all night.
One time when I was a little girl we went to a lake property of some friends. My mom, dad, and I slept in an un air-conditioned cabin and it was miserably hot! Stifling! The people we were visiting slept in an air-conditioned camper, peacefully snoozing away. We were up all night, miserable! My parents said at one point I cried, "I wish it would snow!" I can't remember if we left in the middle of the night or stayed until morning.