The worst thing about living down south is the heat and the humidity.
- The second worst thing about living down south is the damn mosquitoes.
They outnumber the people a hundred to one and they get smarter every year. It’s hard to control the mosquitoes, and it’s even harder to do something about the heat and humidity. I have a portable air conditioner in my bedroom and central AC throughout the rest of the house. I do not like to be warm or sweaty, and it makes me feel miserable. Unfortunately, summer storms often leave me without power for hours or days. The first time I had to experience a couple of days without any AC, I went right to the hardware store to purchase a generator big enough to power the air conditioner. I also wanted to keep the meat in the freezer from thawing out, especially since I spent $200 on groceries the week before the hurricane hit. I used my credit card to buy the nicest generator in stock at the store. The generator runs on gas and it has a pretty big tank. I can run the air conditioner and the freezer for 18 hours on one tank of gas. Not having to worry about summer storms and losing power means a lot less stress. I thought a generator was going to cost thousands of dollars, but I actually found something with an inverter for less than six. It works great and it’s very easy to use. It doesn’t even require much power to crank the starter. It’s absolutely perfect for my place.