The heat wave rolls on here, and I am about to go spend 2 weeks at our family’s lake house, which is lovely but unairconditioned. So, let’s share tips about how we all deal with the heat in non-airconditioned ways! In a desperate effort to keep Margaret alive as she lives like they did in Olden Times for 2 weeks!
My biggest tip? Wet hair! It’s amazing! I braid my hair and pin it up like a crown, then soak my head until it is completely suffused (swimming is best), and it keeps me cool for literally hours. I suppose you could also just put a heavy wet washcloth on your head, if you don’t have a ridiculous amount of hair to play with.
My most controversial belief: Coolest possible outfit is a large loose caftan like dress. Shorts are a fools game, they are too tight and restrictive. Short dresses too, your legs get too much sun and get all hot up again, plus you can’t move your legs around in that nice big open cooling swing. Nope, ankle length and loose, that’s the sweet spot. FIGHT ME!