Today it is in the 90's and the humidity is a ridiculous 98%. And very unlike many of our contemporaries in these here United States~ we have no air conditioner in our house. Actually, the one in our van broke shortly after we got it almost six years ago, so we don't have one there either.
Today I am hot, sticky, sweaty, grumpy and lethargic. In very much the same state as many of our summer days.
So I thought as I was dripping with sweat- well, what are some of the GOOD things about not having an air conditioner?
Think ye on these things, Rebecca.
So I wracked my brain for some reasons why having no air-conditioner is not the end of the world.
But I couldn't come up with anything.
I licked a bead of sweat on my upper lip. Mmm...salty.
Of course- the savings off of the electrical bill must count for something! Having never had an air-conditioner, I have no idea how much savings that actually ends up being but I am going to pretend it is a VERY substantial sum.
But surely there must be something else-
It took a few days for me to finally think of another (any other!) reason why it ain't all bad, sweating out the summer and here is what I came up with:
Top 5 Reasons You Too Can Be Cool Without An Air-Conditioner
#5 I save a VERY SUBSTANTIAL sum of money on my electric bill. Like, A LOT. ;-)
#4 It is just as hot inside as it is outside- so everyone plays and works outside cheerfully (where there is wind!) which means I don't have to kick children outside to play.
#3 Yogurt incubating on the counter becomes so thick a jar can be held upside down without yogurt tumbling out. (Fact.)
#2 You don't need to pay to enjoy the sauna! Besides, a-hem, I might be a few pounds lighter just from sweating alone! (Tell me that isn't a perk!)
And the number 1 reason not having an air-conditioner can be a good thing...
#1 The children can take their baths outside. Swimming TOTALLY counts.