this heat wave sucks but I'm determined to learn how to use AC minimally and try other methods of staying cool first. feet in a bucket of cold water helps *a lot* when you're sitting around. sleeping is hard, though. if I can't get the bedroom temp at or below 84F I have to turn on the AC.
@joeyh its only these more extreme summer temps that get to me. as I write this my bedroom is reaching a comfortable sleeping temperature. the house stays pretty comfortable when highs are below 90. my basement is not very finishable (house built in 1800) and I don't want to sacrifice the workshop space and easy access to plumbing/wires.