Beating the Heat, Vintage Style

I grew up without central air conditioning. In fact, mostly without air conditioning at all. Actually, come to think of it, I have never lived in a house with central air. And I grew up in a pretty hot and steamy region of the country, where the temperature in the summer routinely reached 90 degrees … Continue reading

Beating the heat while saving money

I find it ironic that I finally post this kind of stuff just when it’s cooled off a bit here in the Hudson Valley (yay rain!), but I also saw my electric bill for May and June (Central Hudson is weird and does two months on one bill) and it was not, NOT pretty. So, … Continue reading