We’ve had the mildest, most boring/cool weather for so long that this little 80-something-degrees (fahrenheit) spate of weather has seemed like an absolute scorcher. It’s stealing my motivation to do pretty much everything: cook, clean, knit and crochet, pretty much to move at all is a chore.
I’m going to look on the bright side and appreciate that I get to work in a positively Antarctic office all day (like, to the point that I have seriously thought of bringing my wool/angora sweater to leave at my desk and have been working on an afghan to keep at my desk).
It is with plenty of empathy and zero irony that I tell you all to “be cool, dudes.”
As promised a few more quick and easy tips:
- To keep your abode cool in hot weather when you have no A/C, leave the windows open all night (and fans on if you have them). Counter-intuitively: CLOSE THE WINDOWS AND BLINDS IN THE MORNING. I wish I had known this the whole time I was growing up and sleeping in a swimsuit with ice packs on under the fan in my window. Drat.
- To use small lamps to greater effect in a room: point them into corners, ceilings, or at the wall instead of using them as directed task-lighting. They will make the room much brighter in a more aesthetically pleasing way.
- When making a half sandwich (these instructions are for a PB&J, but would work for others): peanut butter one half, jam the other, then just fold in half. This saves the step of dirtying a cutting board and serrated knife in order to get a clean cut (I make mine on a paper towel on the counter—if I’m tidy enough in the prep, the paper towel can get folded and put in the lunch bag instead of thrown away), and the resulting sandwich is tidier to eat as well.
That’s all I got, folks—enjoy!!