|The temperature at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 22, 2001 in Upstate NY|
In the meantime, we're trying our best to not make it any worse than it has to be. Here's what we're doing:
Running the bedroom air conditioner at night. We've only got one, so fans are blowing directly on the people who don't have an AC in their room. Tonight, we may all squeeze into the cold bedroom.
Not cooking. Last night, we had smoothies for dinner. Tonight, I think it's going to be salad. No one feels like eating much anyway.
Staying hydrated. This one speaks for itself, but it's an important one.
Playing in the water. The boys have free reign with the hose and sprinkler in the backyard and we're going swimming at a nearby lake often.
Using lots of fans. Air seems cooler when it's moving. I don't know if it actually is, but it feels better at any rate.
Hoping Sunday comes quickly! The heat wave is supposed to be over by Sunday. Bring on the cold front! At this point, daytime temps in the low 80s seems like a cold front.
Obsessively checking the weather. I can't help but look at one of the local TV station's weather sites frequently. I'm slightly obsessed. Maybe that's not keeping me cool, but I somehow feel better when I know I only have X number of hours to go before the heat breaks.
How are you staying cool?