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.|