One of the things I'm learning here is how to stay cool on such hot days as we've been having. One of my elders taught me to leave the windows open at night to cool the house down, then, in the morning, close them up and draw the curtains to keep the cool in.
Last summer I didn't do this- I wanted to always see the views outside my windows. But lately I've been trying it, and it really works. Though my house is darker during the heat of the day, I am able to stay cool, very comfortably.
Recently I was camping with friends. Petey got hot and came to me. This is how he shaded up...
Just crawled under my legs and crashed!
A 50-something woman comes home to a place she's never been before.