Re:must be getting old
Growing up on a farm here in the Ohio River Valley could be brutal. The old farm house we lived in only had fuel oil heat to the downstairs rooms, the upstairs had no heat, no ac.
In winter a glass of water taken to bed with you would have ice in it in the morning (thank god for electric blankets), in the summer we had an exhaust fan in the kitchen pushing air out which helped draw the "cooler" air form outside in, but the nights were long and hot.
My grandparents house didnt have ac either, just another big exhaust fan in the upstairs sleeping area. Grandma did get a window unit for the utility room, so she could keep the kitchen and utility room cooler.
The winters never seemed "cold" Of course I was used to working in the barn or garage splitting wood or tending to the animals. I remember in HS I rarely wore a heavy coat, usually short sleeve shirt.
Summer was always hot and humid and in this damn river valley the mold mildew and allergens killed your nose.
Then I grew up, my college didnt have AC in the dorm I was in, which wasnt too bad, but fans were needed, and the winter time the heat was off and the windows were open.
Even the summers in LA didnt seem that bad, yes they were hot and humid, but the buildings were built to deal with the heat.
When I moved back to IN, I soon realized I would need AC, for the first two years I used a window unit in the bedroom only, and you know it is hot in the house when then closed bedroom door has condensation on it on the outside.
I used to keep the whole house ac set at 65 degrees, and the heat at 68 degrees, but I have reached a point that 75 degrees year round is fine. until last night i had to set the ac down to 72 to finally get the house to cool off enough.
We do seem to have more milder winters and more hot and humid summers, but weather is cyclic, before long we will be back bitching how cold it is in winter and how the cold lasts until July.
Thinking back, I do not miss the house with no ac.
Sorry Felix (Sending cool thoughts your way)