There have been people living on this continent for hundreds of years.
Somehow they managed to bear the incredible heat and humidity without using technology like an air conditioner.
There are still a lot of ways to stay cool, but my kids can’t think of anything. Io took the air conditioner out of the room last month, when they decided to break the garage window. Until they earn enough money to pay for the garage window, they can’t have air conditioning. It seems harsh to some people, and some of my friends and fellow parents think I’m crazy. Still, I told my kids a hundred times to stop playing baseball in the back street parking lot. There is only about ten feet of room between the cars, the driveway, garage, and the neighbors house. When the kids were home that afternoon, they could have went across the street to the park. Instead, they decided to play ball in the street. Now the garage window is broken and my husband and I are out $175 to fix it. My kids only have $57 between them, and I told them that they have to earn money to pay the rest of the bill. Until they work out a way to pay the money, I have the bedroom air conditioner in my bedroom. A lot of people think this is crazy, but I’m not opposed to some strange forms of punishment. Believe me, my kids are much more upset about the air conditioner then any other “normal” punishment the two of us could have given them.