Sunday, June 22, 2008

Life in the hotbox

This weekend was one of the paybacks for having a slice of ocean view from my teeny little apartment.  Lots of windows to see out of also means lots of windows to let in the blistering sunlight. On any normal summer day it's uncomfortably hot, but in 90+ degree weather it's a stinky sweaty hell.  I wanted to work on adding a section to someone's traveling scarf, but I was afraid I might accidentally felt it!  

I started making a few changes that I hope will make my home a bit more bearable this summer.  There's only so much I can do with what I have, especially considering I'm only a renter, I don't own the property so there's a limit to how much of my own moola I'm going to put into the place.  I have, however, been getting a great deal of use from the copy of Home Improvement 1-2-3, my mother gave me a while back.

Does a great job of propping open the doublehung window, don't you think?


Sheepish Annie said...

Ha!!! I love it when other people have the same ideas around home improvement as I. I've fixed toilets with bread bag ties, sealed screens with duct tape and my creative use of plastic bags is legendary.

Stay cool!

sea mystery said...

You crack me up! :) Great use of a home improvement book. Looks like you need to get yourself a window a/c like I had to do. I then use fans, stratigically placed, to bring it into other rooms. Been doing it for 30 years, why change now? xxoo

K. Anne said...

ROFL. I love the use of the book. At least it was improving the air flow.