20 August 2009

Turn Up the Fans

LIFE WITHOUT CENTRAL air-conditioning will be something I may never get used to. I hate to sound so American, but when you are sitting in your living room and sweat is beading-up on your forehead it makes you yearn for a thermostate that you can control. Even with fans on full blast and windows open for cross winds, cooling down was difficult (although the 1.5 hour bike ride I did this evening probably got my internal thermostate to a point where I can't really cool down properly).

It has actually been a beautiful summer so far with very few days that were uncomfortable. In fact, yesterday and today were probably the only two days where the heat was strong enough to make the inside of the house a bit uncomfortable. We got out of the house yesterday and explored Heidleberg, Germany for the afternoon and today we beat the heat by eating an early dinner at...IKEA! The good news is that relief is coming...Friday. Friday's high temperature is forecast to be 68 F (20 C). That's quite a swing for 24 hours. I sense thunderstorms.

CJS

3 comments :

Akinoluna - a female Marine said...

I'm having the opposite problem: I seem to have developed an extreme dislike to air conditioners because if I stop moving for more than five minutes, I freeze. This also forces me to change clothes millions of times day because I can't wear sweatshirts outdoors in 95 degree heat...

Jonathan et Kari said...

The title of this post made me laugh.

Have you tried sleeping in wet socks at night? I find it really helps. (And I can handle hot days so much better if I am well-rested!)

Leesa said...

Hey there....

I just got back from 6 weeks in California and back to catching up on blogs I missed...
The weather also cooled down a lot here in the Paris area, and I hope it has up in your area, too...
It's great reading about your experiences.. Have a wonderful rest of the summer...
Leesa