We haven’t even hit the summer yet, and already I’m dying.
I know I say this every year, but every year it’s true — it has never been this hot before.
I can barely get through mowing the front yard without taking a water break to cool down, and I can forget mowing the whole lawn at once for the next few months. When I get overheated I start to shut down, and that means I take a long nap and spend the rest of the day on the couch like a bum. I hate the summer. I have to rely on air conditioning basically 24/7 just to survive the season. Not just one air conditioner, either, that would never be enough for summer heat like this. When it gets to be a hundred degrees out there, in the middle of the day with the sun beating down on the roof, the A/C system just can’t compete with it. The poor air conditioner chugs away for 24 hours straight, working its butt off, and the house never drops below 81 degrees. The bridge the gap, I bought a portable air conditioner that I can sit beside my couch. These things work the same way as a space heater, and are supposed to cool down one room. In this heat, the little air conditioner will cool down the immediate area, for maybe a few feet in every direction, but it’s enough for the couch. Between the two air conditioners working together, it can finally beat the summer heat and feel comfortable here again.