Tuesday, June 26, 2001

It was a very hot night last night, as I suspected. I've been doing something different in my wee world, however. Recently, I decided to try not to use air conditioning. I figured that my little trickle in the energy savings might help *someone* *somewhere* and I'd like to "get used" to the heat so that I wouldn't find it so oppressive when going out to do outdoor activities. Well, everything was going very well. I hadn't used A/C all year (not that it's been 6 months of hot, hot days or anything...this is Minnesota!) Well, it worked well until last night. I was fine until I went to bed. I tossed and turned for a few hours in the sticky warmth. I would fall asleep and wake up about every 5 minutes and then look at the clock and then hope for a cool breeze to drift across my body. No luck. At about 2:30 in the morning, I could take no more. It was 84 and humid and my head was sweating. *pout*. I did it. I turned on the freakin' A/C. I have central air, so the cold wasn't quick to come as a window airconditioner on my head may have been. I lied in my bed and slowly felt the wafts of cold air drop on me from above. Ahhhhhh. I'm not proud of my weakness, but hell, I had a lovely sleep last night. Thanks for asking. ;-)