Notice that my Mother Earth Crusade side bar disappeared a few days ago?
That’s okay, I am aware that I am not cool, no need to rub it in.
It disappeared because it needed to be updated but I have been far to busy sweating to do that. Do you have any idea what that amount of sweat will do to a laptop? Neither do I but I once spilled an entire cup of tea on a keyboard and it wasn’t pretty so I’m guessing smoke and other stuff might happen.
Today it is 36 degrees. Basically you could fry an egg on my forehead. So my list, you know the one that used to be on the sidebar that you didn’t notice disappeared, it is revised.
I have to admit defeat. I could not make it through the summer with “no air conditioning at all this summer”. We have definitely cut down, WAY down, on its use so some good still came of my crusade. I have come to conclude that air conditioning is required when it heats up to cookie baking temperature outside. I just can’t take that kind of heat. I’m sweaty, I’m red, and I’m GRUMPY. Really, turning on the A/C is necessary for Jay’s sanity. After all he has to put up with me, really the least I can do is make it so that I’m tolerable.
You see, he isn’t bothered by the heat. He was wearing jeans today. Not shorts, JEANS people. AND he had no sweat on him. AT ALL.
Me, I immediately form drops of sweat all over my sorry self in this kind of heat.
Yes, I am jealous of my husband but that's another story entirely.
So, here’s my new list.
Things we do to reduce our impact:
- laundry in cold water only
- mulching lawn mower (no bags of grass going into the landfill)
- no chemicals on lawn and garden
- no driving at least 2 days per week (more walking and biking)
- reusable bags for all shopping
- vegetarian suppers 2 or 3 times per week
- keeping the heat lower in the winter
- Method soap products
- minimal air conditioning (only when it’s freaking hot!)
And soon we will sell our souls to the devil for new energy efficient windows. Damn those things are expensive but maybe then house won’t heat up like a hot tamale.