We've been blessed with fairly mild summers the last two years... mild by Florida standards at least. You know, May through October with highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s. This year summer has just started, and the lows at night are in the high 70s and low 80s, and the highs have been creeping pretty close to 100. It is cooler today that it was yesterday. It is ONLY 95.
We've also gotten much more rain that normal, which is making me nervous about an impending disaster of a hurricane season. We'll HAVE to buy a generator, if the money becomes available: I can take the heat if I have to, but I'm not so sure about the pets.
Anyhoo, we bought a couple of fans. One stand fan for the bedroom, and a big honking air circulator for the living room with a remote and everything. Even though it is 80 degrees in the house with the AC running constantly, it only feels like... well, 78 but that's better than nothing!!
I am, however, regretting my decision to cook a large pot of steaming-hot chili for dinner tonight...