I won’t lie, my first few summers in Austin I was not sure if I could make it my home. The hottest summers I’d experienced before moving to central Texas paled in comparison. The Texas heat was no joke, and I spent more time inside than out. I was sure Portland, Oregon was in our future. I lived in Humboldt County for a year and discovered I love the rain.
Fast forward 17 years or so and somehow I began to appreciate the summer here, almost look forward to it. Oh yeah, it took me that long.
I have a couple of tricks that make life a little cooler when the temperatures start hitting the triple digits.