How Did Our Grandparents Live Without Air Conditioning
It's safe to say that as you read this on an August West Texas day, you're in an air conditioned building.  But the air conditioner as we know it didn't come about until the 1920s.  And as late as 1965 only 10% of American homes had air conditioning (87% have it today).
Staycation Day #4: The Ceiling Fan
Since I moved into this house in Midland over a year ago, I've gone back and forth about installing a ceiling fan in the living room.  The woman that owned this house before me had eclectic tastes and I liked the unique light fixture that was hanging from the vaulted ceiling.  However, this summer, …