After a month or so of some June Gloom, summer has hit LA hard! We went from days in the mid-70’s to days in the 100’s. This is something I was hoping to avoid as much as possible.
Luckily, this year won’t be nearly as difficult as the last years. While we are still in the same apartment (we didn’t feel comfortable moving since both of us are now working from home), we picked up a portable AC unit for the back office. So now we have two rooms that are cool enough to spend some time in. And since the new unit is portable and small enough to move about, we can move it into the bedroom if it gets too hot in there.
Finally, we can beat the crazy Valley heat!!
Of course, in full disclosure, the actually KEEP the cool in the living room, we had to go a little ghetto and use something to block the doorway into the hall o’hellish heat. So we have a piece of white foamcore blocking it. It stands about 3.5 feet high and it makes a HUGE difference in keeping that room cool. At this point, I’ll take what I can get, and this sure as hell works.
It’s keeping things so much cooler that I actually had the brilliant idea to tackle the fridge…inside and out! Of course, the sink is too small to fit the entire shelf and the drawers, so I’m dragging it all outside. Shelf by shelf. Piece by piece. The half-shelves sure look good!
And I’m just telling myself, as I sweat through it all, that I’m just clearing the clutter and old energy to bring in something bigger and better! I can’t exactly get a new place to love if I don’t love the place I’m in, right? Or else it would just be more of the same. And after nearly 10 years of bitching about this place, I figured it was time to learn to love it.
So a ‘cleaning we shall do!