I recently moved back to my parents’ house, where I’ll be for another month until I move to Alabama.  In all three places, summer can be brutal.  As my home is not air conditioned, there is little respite from the humidity.

I’ve taken to finding some easy ways to stay cool.  I often give myself “sponge baths” — a quick wipe-down of my arms and legs and face with a cool, wet towel.  It works wonders.  I’ve been staying in front of a fan pretty much at all times, drinking a lot of water, and sleeping under light sheets.  I’m sure there are lots of other tricks, though, and I’d love to hear yours.  After all, I’ll be moving to southern Alabama in the middle of August — I’ll need all the help I can get to stay cool!