Carfree since '82. Grrr!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My procedures are very much like yours, Stan: I have a 13-inch Patton fan on the floor by the computer, without which this posting would not be possible! And a similar-size Vornado fan in the bedroom, directed either up or directly on me, depending on conditions, or occasionally on the floor to circulate air through the apartment (what Vornado's are chiefly made for).
And I keep my shades drawn, and the blinds on top of them.
At night, if outdoor temperature is somewhat lower than indoor (not the case lately!), I draw in outdoor air with a window fan in the bedroom set on "exhaust." This works very well when weather is halfway normal.
As for sleeping on the floor--I haven't got around to that yet, but my cat says, "This is the place to be. You ought to try it."
And, as you found, cycling has done more than any one other thing to increase my tolerance of heat. I noticed that the first summer I commuted, and it's helping again this year.
On leave of absence as of March 13, 2002. Contact by email.