Brr, It’s Cold in Here!

Go ahead and do the little cheer from Bring it On. You know the one I’m talking about. Get it out of the way …

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Ready? Okay! Now onto my point:

Last summer was probably one of the most miserable summers I have ever experienced. Not because life’s events sucked, because things were amazing; It was because my bedroom was so. bloody. hot. Like, sauna hot, but without the lovely spa feeling.

The house Kyle and I are renting (his mom’s house, actually) has no air conditioning. NONE. Throw in 40°C (104°F) summer heat and the sun beating right into our bedroom window, and our room is miserable in the summer. We managed to survive by having ice cold showers before bed, blasting both our ceiling fan and oscillating floor fan and sleeping naked with no sheets. Even then, it was horrible.

People would say to us, “Oh, you guys have a pool! You should be able to escape the heat easily!” Well, yes and no. Sure, a nice dip in the pool mid-day helps at that moment, but we can’t bring the pool inside with us. So, at the end of the summer of suffering, Kyle and I swore that if we hadn’t purchased a house of our own by the summer (which we sadly haven’t) we’d invest in a portable AC unit.

On Saturday, we ventured over to Costco to take a peek at what they had in store, since they usually have the best prices and their return policy is crazy. There was one unit on sale for $100 off, so we scooped it up! You should’ve seen the show trying to fit this behemoth into my little hatchback car. Oops, we should’ve taken the truck I suppose.

So voilà! Our brand new AC unit!

Okay, it may be a little big, but da-yum, does it cool our room down! And ignore my messy dresser. And unmade bed.

Kyle turned it on last night for about an hour before we went to bed and our room was like a meat locker. Absolutely freezing! It was a-maze-ing.

I’m really looking forward to being able to sleep comfortably this summer. No more sweating to death. No more sleeping naked! No more snuggling up to Kyle after his ice-cold showers to steal all the coolness away from him! Now I can snuggle up to him without him telling me to get away from him!

So bring it on, summer heat! You can’t ruin my life this time around! Ha!

4 thoughts on “Brr, It’s Cold in Here!

  1. Our apartment building is ridiculously hot, and we have no AC. We moved in here during the middle of winter, and didn’t have to to turn our heat on until it dipped below -20. Now that it’s finally warm outside again…we’re dying inside. Sleeping is a nightmare. We both decided last night that we have to buy our own portable AC as well!
    I’m ridiculously jealous of yours.


    • It really does! Kyle turned it on full blast the other night and I nearly froze to death before bed. I wasn’t so impressed, but I’m glad it works!



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