This’ll be a quickie because the little one’s fussy, the big one’s ornery, and my in-laws are due here in about 9 hours. I may or may not have something for you this Friday (I’ll be vacationing in Point Reyes, where I hope it will not be raining) but you’ll get deets on the vacay next week!
It doesn’t often get hot in SF, but we do get mosquitoes. I should say: I get mosquitoes. No one else in the city gets bitten except for me. The best method for keeping away mosquitoes at night is to blow a fan on yourself. Seriously! A friend who grew up in Singapore suggested it and it works 85% of the time, which is the best odds I get next to soaking in a tub of DEET. So we always have a fan pointed at us, just in case, but it took up a lot of shelf space.
So we went out and bought a wall-hanging fan, the 16″ Lasko. Not cheap, but you can stand it up, too, AND it comes with a pull-cord to turn it on. And anything with a pull-cord is automatically more fun, don’t you think?
Presto: a full square foot of shelf space reclaimed. And the fan’s up high enough that it’s hardly noticeable unless you’re actually on the bed. Problem solved!