Friday, June 22, 2007
Well, wouldn't you know it, we have no AC. Our unit went out yesterday, so of course we called a repairman as soon as possible. We had high hopes that it was something simple, such as... just needing coolant or something being disconnected. Ah...but no such luck! The whole unit is shot. That leaves us only one choice: suffer until we can have a new one put in. Problem is, we can't get the new one put in until July 27th. So... I did what any self-respecting Internet nerd would do. You guessed it...I Googled "how to stay cool without an AC".
Here's just a few samplings of their expert advice:
1)Wet your wrists with cold water. Constantly cooling off the wrists will also cool off the body.
wow, I can do that!
2)Use perspiration to cool the body down.
Wait a minute, I thought the whole purpose was NOT TO SWEAT!
3)Wear a short sleeved shirt and put water on the sleeves.
now, that's attractive
4) Stay in a shaded area if possible.
I am not going outside just to stand in the shade
5) If you're in a house, get lower than the roof.
Not even gonna comment on that one
6) Turn off the stove or other sources of heat. Turn off your lamps, as well as your computer.
Stove, OK... Lamps,OK ....computer NOPE
7) Fill a basin with water and sit with your feet in it.
I'm definitely trying that one!
8)Ladies: Try a slightly wet tissue in the cleavage.
Then they had these Warnings:
1)Over-hydration is a possibility. Do not drink excessively.
2)A body temperature above 104 °F (40 °C) is life-threatening and if it reaches 113 °F (45 °C) you are approaching sure death. Seek medical attention if you are unable to sweat!
At 113 degrees, I would think that you would be more than just "approaching death"
And then there's my Favorite:
If all else fails, go to the mall, library, movie theater or some other air-conditioned public building.
Well, if the experts say to....
Posted by The Etheredge Family at 12:09 AM