Summer Swelter

I was about to give up on having a lovely summer in our new apartment due to this recent unreasonable heat. We had turned on our ceiling fans, set up our tower fan, bought three window fans and two box fans; and I still woke up in the middle of the night sweating. And then, one sweltering evening, we took a load of boxes down to our shared basement. Wait, what's that huge, dusty, ancient appliance? Yes, underneath the grime, it's an air conditioning unit! Does it work? Nobody knows.

We heaved it up the stairs, screwed it into our bedside window, and after an hour of deep, deep cleaning, we turned on our vintage Hampton Bay. You can imagine our spirits since that first blast of heavenly air. Our cat is even willing to sleep inside again.

Now that our apartment is comfortable, here's what we've been up to today.

Well, if I'm going to be honest, I mostly curled up and re-read Anne of Green Gables, while Tommy DIYed it up in the kitchen ...