Yes we did get some rains, over an inch from thunderstorms on Tuesday afternoon and a bit of a splash yesterday. It was briefly nice. But the trouble with rain in the summer is that it quickly steams back up into the air and the humidity increases even if the temperature has gone done.
On my last post Heron at A Heron's View wondered if I had insulation and double glazing because they should help our house stay cool. We have plenty of insulation and all windows are double glazed. The real problem, as Angry Parsnip at Two Square Dogs pointed out,
is that in order to keep your home cool you have to run the air conditioning night and day. $$$$ This is an all electric house and it's about 3,000 sq.ft., to run the air conditioning night and day would cost a fortune. We do have a window air conditioner in our bedroom and we cool that room at night.
We try to balance between being frugal and being miserable.
Angry Parsnip also asked if we'd considered solar. The answer to that is no. We won't stay in this house forever, eventually we're going to need a single story house. As it is we almost never use the upstairs in the summer time. I would love to have 2 things in a new home, water heaters that heat on demand, right now we have 2 big regular ones that keep the water heated all the time. And I'd like to have individual room air conditioning, not window units but the ones they build into the walls so that we only need to cool the room we're in.
Today it will be around 94º and tomorrow 99º, but after that we're in for a break and it will be in the lower 80's for several days. I'm planning on dashing out and doing some weeding, the weeds have taken to laughing at me as I walk by, so they're going to get theirs.
I try to get everything I need to do done, done in the morning. We still walk before breakfast, I pick some cleaning task to do every day, I exercise and practice the piano. After that it's batten down the hatches and turn on the air conditioner.