When I was young and spry, I took a hard line with air conditioning. I wasn’t about to waste money & energy on a little discomfort. Then one of our dogs got old. As a big, furry German Shepherd, she took the heat badly. So I would cool the house down to perk her up. After that, we had a series of geriatric dogs as the next one in line got older and more delicate. Now we have Dash. At less than a year old, he can impersonate a melting dog puddle even when the house is coolish. So, that’s why the AC is on these days. For the dogs.
I can’t help but prefer the house at a pleasant temperature. However, it makes it ever so much harder to leave my cool, dark cave to tromp up to the barn in bright, hot sunlight to voluntarily cover myself with dirt and sweat and horsehair.
How do you cope with summer? (Those of you living in Canada & New England are invited not to gloat.)