Monday, July 8, 2013

How to beat the heat without an AC

I have never lived anywhere without air conditioning.
That's actually a lie, my apartment in San Diego did not have it, but it was also not needed since I lived 3 blocks from the beach and had a nice breeze. 
My apartment in Albany is not near the beach. 
 It is also a 3rd floor walk him, smack in the middle of a bunch of other buildings. 
 It has been toasty.  I don't have an ac now for a few reasons, mostly because I'm cheap but even more so because I am stubborn.  I won't let it get me down.  Here are a few ways I've been keeping cool so far this summer.

the heat is off the charts... literally.
keep the curtains closed but allow air from the fan to come in.
add whip cream to cool down coffee

cold food all the time. lots of salads and gazpacho.
take advantages of friends with lake front homes
also friends with boats.
spend the evening on the fire escape

when all else fails, eat a lot of ice cream.

1 comment:

  1. I think ice cream is definitely the solution. At least I would totally use it as an excuse to eat it :) I think we might die without A/C. It only cooled down to 82 here overnight with 90% humidity.