How are you staying cool this summer?

Pools aren't open until June 16th. unless your aunt and uncle have a pool that you can borrow, prepare to bake!

Shaved ice is a tasty treat sure to beat the heat. There are two options: Hang Loose Shave Ice in Selah and Ohana Shave Ice in West Valley.

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Make your Own Slip & Slide. A sheet of plastic or visquine, roll it out and pair it with a hose and maybe a little lubricant and your kids will be cool and tired by the end of the day.

If you dont have Air Conditioning, try doing this to keep your house cool. At night, when the air is cooler, open your windows and doors to let air circulate through the house. In the morning, close the windows and blinds to block the sun’s heat and keep the cooler air in.

Keep the lights off, and unplug electrical devices. Lights and plugged-in items generate heat.

Make sure that your ceiling fan is moving counter-clockwise. This allows air to blow directly on you as opposed to circulating air through the room, which does little to lower temperature of the room.

Use cotton bedsheets and a buckwheat pillow. Cotton and buckwheat disperse body heat better and are affordable.

Open the windows and hang wet sheets in the opening. The breeze will blow through the sheet and circulate cooler air throughout your home.

Build a do-it-yourself evaporation cooler, commonly called a swamp cooler. The Internet has many designs that are inexpensive and easy to make.

Lastly, have a cold one - not a beer. A cold glass. Keep sturdy glasses in the freezer. This will ensure your drinks are always chilled and ready to drink!

Here's to what we hope is a great summer! Stay Cool!

All My Best,

The JimSHow