Holy crow, it's HOT outside. When I left work at 4am it was still over 90 on the heat index. And humid! It's like breathing soup.
When I was a kid we didn't have air conditioning. Neither did most of my friends. The next door neighbors had central air, as well as a kid my age. She had asthma, and on humid, hot days she wasn't allowed to go outside. So the AC would be on, and we'd play at her house. The problem was, her mom always made us play in the basement. It was musty down there, but her mom hated the sight of kids' toys scattered around, even if we were actively playing with them. So we were banished to the basement.
My mom finally got a window unit for our living room. It was small, but if we kept the doors to the hall and kitchen closed it did a good job of cooling down the living room and the dining room. We would sit and make jigsaw puzzles on the dining room table, since there were six of us and not a lot to do in those rooms besides watch TV. My mom would let me sleep on the living room floor on hot nights. I loved that little window unit.
When I bought my first house, I finally had central air. Of course, I had to put it in, but at least I had it. I have to say, I'm spoiled now. I especially like to have the house cool when I sleep. I can still remember those long, hot nights when I was a kid. My mom always had fans going but all that really did was keep hot air blowing around. One night my sister and I tried to sleep outside but the mosquitoes made a banquet of us, and we ended up back in the house before midnight.
The heat index for today is predicted to reach about 118*. I will be riding out the heat wave behind closed doors, with my air on.