It's heating up here!
Today was hot enough that even I got in the pool! Having been raised in Florida and on the Gulf of Mexico, I like my swimmin' holes really warm. I find the ocean here freezing, and our pool is usually too cold for me too. What can I say? I am a delicate flower. A tulip. I never swim at the beach here, and it has to be stinkin' hot outside here for me to get in the pool. And today it was 35 degrees (95 Fahrenheit) outside and 34 degrees (93 Fahrenheit) in our house. That got me into the pool!
Neither of the houses we've lived in here have had air conditioning or heating. Most times of the year, it's not an issue. The weather here is usually pretty divine. But man, oh man, when Sydney decides to heat up, she don't mess around. This requires one to be alot more creative in cooling down or heating up. When we lived in Dallas, it was just a matter of turning up or down the thermostat. I now sigh wistfully when I think of those days.
I have discovered that the answer to cooling down your house doesn't always mean throwing open all the windows. Don't be so cavalier with your window-opening! On hot days, it's best to open them early in the morning, and then close them all by about 9:30 or 10 at the latest. It's a delicate dance, this climate control.
Every year as it starts to get hot, I usually wig out a little. Jason expects it now. Our first really warm day a couple weeks ago, I came to find him as he was working and said in this desperate tone, "I have got to have more fans. And no more of these cheapo ones from the grocery store. They do nothing for me! You must go now and buy me some real fans. Spend some money!" He knows better than to argue with me when I am in this state. So, he went out and bought some new fans and they are keeping my heat-induced craziness at bay. For now.
But you know the fan I would really love to own? My neighbor told me about this and I looked it up on the Internets and it's true. Look at this. And prepare to have your every paradigm of fan-age completely overset.
Dude. Dyson has made a fan. Look at that thing! It has no blades! It defies explanation! All I know is that it took 4 years to design and that it involves Lasers and Science. And it blows out 15 times more air. Fifteen times, y'all. It's retailing right now for about $300 for the 10 inch model, and $330 for the 12 inch.
I'm pretty sure that I would be in a better mood this summer if I had one. Jason says it will be a cold day in hell before he'll spend "300 bones on a fan". I told him that a.) I don't need his sarcasm about fans and their importance, and b.) hell is probably much more likely to have cold days now that DYSON HAS MADE A FAN.
Why does no one respect my need for proper ventilation? I'm just asking.
I'm gonna go have a popsicle now. Maybe I'll have $300 worth of them, JASON.