I sat on my porch before dark and crocheted a dishcloth,after dark I lit the tiki lanterns. With one of my oil lamps,sitting on the table..putting off a nice light,I wrote my long time pen pal a letter. It was very warm,but not devastatingly so. There was a cool breeze blowing every so often. This little misfortune of "no electricity" was starting off rather nicely. I stayed outside on my porch until 1:00 a.m. in the morning,waiting to see if the electricity would come back on. When I realized I could be outside all night waiting,and with my head bobbing..I decided to go back indoors and give it a try at sleeping in my very hot little mobile home. It was miserable to say the least!
I lived for years without means of an air conditioner and never remember suffering so. Is it the fact that I am older now or maybe just the fact I have become more accustomed (spoiled) to the cool air? I think I would have been able to sleep fairly comfortable if I would have at least had the comfort of a box fan.
As I read so many books about the Amish,I have often questioned myself..Could I live as the Amish do....without electricity and so many more conveniences we "Englisher's" enjoy? Well,if it were absolutely necessary ,I believe I could somehow accustomed myself to do so,but after my very recent unasked for experiment... I find myself at this time being evermore appreciative of the luxury of turning on a light switch or turning the setting on my old window unit to High Cool. I truly can say I am so thankful for the knowledge God gave men to discover such wonders. My mother tells me stories of how when she was a girl,they slept outside in beds during the hot summer months in the country. I would find myself screening in my porch and putting a summer bed there if I had no means of indoor air in the summer.....sounds intriguing! But for now I am thankful more than ever for air conditioning :)
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