Thank you, Debbie. I find this all very fun. It's like a game, but i actually get a prize for this one: my own money saved!
It's also an education to see just how tied we are to the utility grids. We so easily forget what a luxury instant-on electric power is.
Today it's 91 degrees and I still feel comfortable. I have two fans on - one in the window, and one by my face at the computer. I had the door open a little bit and it was a mistake - a lot of heat came in. It's closed now and i have the curtains mostly drawn.
Tomorrow will be 93 and then i have several days at 97...that is where the real test of my resolve will come through!