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I did a pretty good job of keeping the house cool yesterday during the first day of our predicted heat advisory (temps are 20-25 degrees above normal). I opened all the windows early in the morning, turned on all the house fans, got a nice breeze coming through, then lowered the shades in the afternoon to keep the sun out. It was downright pleasant in the house until about 5:30 when I left to meet Pramas at a nice, air-conditioned movie. It helped a great deal that there was a breeze most of the day to keep the air circulating.

Today, not so much. It was hot already when we went out for our morning walk and even though I had the windows opened again today, there's no breeze to speak of and the air feels stagnant and hot. I'm having a hard time concentrating on work as I keep wanting to get up and get myself a cool drink or a frozen snack or just stick my head in the freezer for a minute. I thought ahead and made a batch of Marinated Cauliflower Salad and Sesame Noodles with Shredded Chicken in anticipation of this weather before it actually got hot, so I have plenty of deliciously cool entrees to get me through. It would be a good afternoon for some margaritas if it wasn't a work day. So far the bunnies seem to be handling the heat okay but I'm keeping an eye on them because rabbits are all delicate when it comes to hot weather and getting overheated can flat out kill them.

To take the edge off last night Pramas and I went to see I Love Trouble, which he's already posted about. Yay for air-conditioned comfort. I could go for another round of air conditioning tonight but I'll have to check the budget before we get too crazy. We're already going to Orcas Island this weekend and I don't want to blow all my fun money before we even get there!



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Anonymous Joanna Says:

I just sent this link: http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/gallery/0%2C21863%2C1630362%2C00.html?cid=rsstip to a friend in Bremerton yesterday. There's a few cooling ideas in it that were new to me. Stay cool!

Blogger Nikchick Says:

Thanks for the tips! It's supposed to be back down in the 80s again today and through the weekend... much more manageable.


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