Sweating my Buns Off!

Posted by Mrs Money on June 25th, 2009

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hot.jpgWhere I live, right now it is 87 degrees Fahrenheit but it feels like 95 degrees.  I’m sitting in my home office with the light turned off and the window open.  Yes, I said the window is open.  This is probably not the first time you’ve thought I am crazy.  There are many reasons I don’t have my air conditioning on at this moment.

-It saves electricity and lowers my carbon footprint (all about saving the world, yo!)

-It saves me money on my electric bill (heck yeah)

-We enjoy having fresh air in our home.

-I enjoy pretending I’m Amish (ok, not really)

We’ve been doing many things to keep cool so far.  We relax on the front porch with a book on the swing, play in the kiddie pool with the dogs, and even have quickies. There’s nothing like a cool shower when you’ve been out gardening or playing with the pooches.  If it gets to the point where it’s unbearable, you better believe I’m turning the AC on.  There’s no sense in me sweating my buns off and being miserable.

Have you turned your AC on yet or are you sweating your buns off like me?

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7 Responses to “Sweating my Buns Off!”


  1. Catherine says:

    I am severely allergic to a lot of the plant life that grows where I live (and pretty much all over the US!) so I do not open my windows and I use the A/C to circulate the air through my apartment. I check pollen.com for low pollen days and open the windows a bit then just in case it gets a little stale. I’d rather spend a little extra on A/C (my bill is still around $50-60 a month for my apartment) and not be completely miserable.

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  2. Carrie says:

    i don’t even have air conditioning so it’s not an option. we’re having a bit of a heat wave here right now. low 100s expected this weekend so i’m sweating my buns off too. my friend and i are planning to make some iced drinks and relax inside for entertainment this weekend.

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  3. Mrs Money says:

    @Catherine- I caved today. I got home from a 9.5 hour day at work and it was 87 degrees in my house. The air is on now. :) I’ll just keep it around 80 or so, enough to make it feel good and not humid and make me all sweaty. Like you said, I don’t want to be completely miserable!

    @Carrie- You know, I have thought about pretending we don’t have it but when I got home today I had to cave. I’ll see how it’s going to be this weekend and maybe I will turn it off again. I’m just going to keep it around 80 or so. We’ll see how it goes. :) Iced drinks and relaxing sounds fabulous!

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  4. Jonathan says:

    I have used my AC a few times so far, but not today. I have a nice little desktop fan aimed right at my face. :)

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  5. Bret says:

    I’m pretty lucky in that I live at the beach and don’t have air conditioning.

    We have our windows open 10 months of the year and I love the sea breeze.

    But, I grew up in the valley where it was well over 100 most summer days and we didn’t have air conditioning there either. It was a dry heat, but it was also pretty smoggy, so that sucked.

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