I don't have it together for Works-for-Me-Wednesday. I'm too busy recovering from an outing in this sizzling heat! Muggy Tennessee has a heat index of over 100 degrees this week. Our electric bill just arrived, at $100 for the previous, cooler period--yikes! (Though I will admit that in my hugely pregnant state, I was dipping the thermostat needle lower than it's ever been set in our home!)
My goal is to reduce the next month's bill by 10%, which will be a challenge, given the hotter outdoor weather. I'm frustrated by most tips for keeping the thermostat low. It seems like they're oriented to people who have jobs and are out of the house all day! We close the blinds and turn on the ceiling fans. We dress in light clothing and perhaps take our baths in the afternoon instead of evening. We switch our bedcoverings to thin cotton coverlets. We drink a lot of ice water! It's going to take some creativity to make the meter slow down for July!
Sometimes it just helps to get out of the house. Claire at Tired But Happy has a great list of air-conditioned outings. Today made it to the library, where I plopped myself directly under a ceiling vent. Aaah, blessed relief!