I grew up without AC. Know what? It sucked then, and it sucks now. It especially sucks when it's this hot and humid. curiousangel and rivka, I don't know how you do it. I have had to remember all our old tricks about wetting down nightgowns and elsewise staying cool. The Spud has handled it by eating less and sleeping more - not a bad strategy.
We are coughing up the cash for a new unit. They are supposed to come tomorrow. They are also predicting rain tomorrow. Can you install an electrically-powered AC unit in the rain?