9.) Everyday feels like you are camping
8.) Showering takes on a whole new level of amazement
7.) You get a better understanding of the feral cat problem in your neighborhood based on listening to those amorous cats at 3am
6.) Keeping the shades and curtains draw at all times makes you appear mysterious and slightly dangerous
5.) You get to ask yourself fun questions like, "Does my child get to attend private school for another year, or do we get A/C this summer?"
4.) All of a sudden, 97 degrees doesn't seem so hot. It's the pending 112-degree forecast that makes you (blessedly) break out into a cold sweat.
3.) You develop an entirely new vocabulary as a result of speaking to each repair man. You start to feel really smart. "The compressor is grounded and the capacitor is operating at an 80+5x440. Are we looking at an 18 SEER or 13? And tell me about your AFEUs..."
2.) You have a new thing to wish on your worst enemy.
and the #1 perk of living without air conditioning...
1.) You feel a little like the Bachlorette every time you interview a new repair man. Only one will get the final rose in the end, so you better put on a good show to get there.
Editor's note: I'm happy to report our "final rose winner" is currently installing the new unit as I type. I'm even happier to report we might actually sleep tonight. Hooray for cold air!