Hi there ya’ll, hope you and yer kin had a festive fourth!
All kidding aside, I do hope you had a wonderful night of fireworks and celebration.
The show here in town was awesome and right down the street. I don’t know if I would be able to see it from my patio because I walked to it instead. Really great show. I hope they plan to make it an annual event.
It has been so hot, I mean really warm in the condo. We are an upstairs unit and I feel like we could just suffocate, there is not a stitch of air movement and the air conditioner is so old, like since the place was built in 1972! I don’t know if its ever been serviced.
So….I came up with a couple of (what I think) are great ideas to help this place stay cool. It’s beginning to look a lot like Ma and Pa Kettles house! Do you remember those movies? My mom used to laugh because they had so many kids and so did she, now I can see why she got such a kick out of their antics! (I can also see some similarities!) My mom just had a way to make things work!
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Its hot (like I said) Very Hot. So here is what I’m doing to try to control the heat!
First I bought two fans. Cheap, under $20.00 a piece.
Lovely right? Yuck.
But I need one for my kids room and one that I can share between my room and the living room. I don’t want three of these things.
Really easy to put together. I have to tell’ya…. don’t waste your money on expensive fans, these are great~! As far as ugly fans go that is.
As you might guess, I have a ton (make that two tons) of laundry. I have a teen girl. At first I thought I could wash my clothes here and take them to the laundry room so I don’t have to heat up my unit, but wet clothes are heavy and what a hassle! So then I thought… Hmmmm, what would Ma do? (Okay I didn’t really think that!)
I did however, think of this solution that is much like an old fashioned clothes line.
This thing is great!!! What a great idea I had.
It even comes with a sweater drying cloth thingy. All for $25.00! Oh and this will come in handy at garage sales to hang clothes on right?
But for now, I just have heavy jeans and regular clothes to dry.
When I woke up this morning these clothes were done and the condo was cool! I’m pretty happy with this Kettle move!
Today I’ll finish the rest of the clothes, which will take some time, but I think I’ll set it on the patio in the hot sun to speed things up. Now that is a totally Ma and Pa Kettle move! My neighbors are gonna love me!
I wish I had an air conditioner that actually works to cool the place off AND the money to leave it running all day long. But I don’t so I had to come up with something or we are going to melt for sure this summer!
All I need now is a cow…and maybe some chickens!
Have a great rest of the day and stay cool!