Keeping It Cool in the Heat

A new AC installation in NYC has my home feeling like an igloo in the middle of winter. I don’t want to leave my home because of the hot temperatures, but I have to in order to get to work and run errands. The thermostat has the temperature set at the right level, so when I enter the door, it’s like walking into heaven. Whenever someone else visits my home, they always tell me that it feels too cold to them, but it feels perfect to me. I guess I’ve been in the cold so long that I’ve gotten used to it.

While the cold feels good to me, my plants prefer to be outside in the sun. I started growing a tomato plant a few months ago and it’s gotten pretty big. It’s a determinant plant, so it will only grow up to a certain height. These kinds of plants are more convenient because you don’t really have to worry about pruning them. The tomato has already started to bear fruit, and once they fully ripen, they’ll be juicy and delicious. I hope I can keep the bugs from getting to them before they can ripen.

I’ve been working hard to turn the extra space in my yard into a full garden. By the end of the year, I want to have a lot of vegetables and a few fruit trees planted. I plan to have enough so that I won’t ever need to buy any from the store. Each weekend I go outside to do work early in the morning, and when the day is done, I’m beat. I shower off the dirt and relax under the cool air from the air conditioner. It will take a few more weeks to get the garden done, but it will be worth it.

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