I was born and raised here too and had absolutely no A/C growing up. We survived, but it was miserable. When you're used to A/C and try to go back to not having it, it's awful!
If you live in a brick house and there's no breeze, it doesn't matter if you open the windows. It's like being baked inside an oven.
I like your idea for the baby food and powdered milk. Good advice!
As far as going out and cleaning up my yard, I'm physically unable to do it because of numerous health problems. Please remember, not everyone is as fortunate (or as healthy) as you.
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