As we slip inexorably toward the heat and humidity of Houston summertime, we have kept our windows open...
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Our fans on...
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And our bedding light.
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Since we can't turn off the fridge, we decided to go after another energy hog - the dryer.
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I told Sid and the kids that we would be machine washing our clothes with fabric softener in the rinse - LOVE the Downy ball...
Then we would be drying our clothes in the fresh air and sunshine.
The boys were on board. Sid was in on it. I was ready. Devonne - our almost 15-year-old - said that was "hobo."
She took two weeks to get on board. We have her dry her clothes outside on the line and then fluff them in the dryer for 10 minutes.
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The rest of us are fine without fluffing.
Since we have taught the kids how to do their own laundry from age 9 on, many hands make light work.
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I'll keep you posted on our less is more a/c plan when it hits the over 90 mark.