I went to my sister’s house Last week for a bit of a family reunion, she lives in the South and it was so hot and humid. We spent a lot of time outdoors Bar-B-Quing and just hanging out together in nature. She live in the woods and is very self sustaining; Andrea and her partner use solar power and a gas generator for all their power needs. They also have a window air conditioner installed into the wall of their home and it works good in keeping their home nice and cool. The whole family took turns hanging out in her small home and cooling down in front of the air conditioner before going back outside to participate in the festivities. The air conditioner was so nice and I was thankful on Saturday when I was asked to stay inside and boil potatoes for the picnic that day. Andrea and her partner are also looking into adding onto their home but they are not sure that their window air conditioner can handle the extra room and they don’t know if their solar panels can handle a stronger air conditioner. They are going to have an HVAC contractor come out and asses the situation before they proceed with the add-on. I so hope that it works out. With extra space, the whole family could stay inside, with the air conditioner next time we all get together. That would be so much nicer. I absolutely love my sister’s backwoods place but I like to stay cool and comfortable too.