There is literally not one thing more important for me in getting a great night’s rest than having a great air conditioner. I simply cannot rest up in the heat. I have also gotten so used to the noise of a fan motor running that it’s the one certain thing that will lull me into sleep at night without failure. Some men seem to be able to sleep in any sort of climate and under any sort of stress, with or with no form of temperature control. I know I am super jealous of those people, but that’s not even close to my situation. To give an example, the last hurricane knocked out power in my home and it was the dead of summer time when it happened. This ensured that I simply did not sleep while there was a hurricane, because the power remained out.The last time this happened to my house, I was utterly miserable. Not being able to get a daily shower made it even more sad. I would sit there at night, covered with sweat in dead quiet of the night, except for the wind and rain blowing outdoors. With no unusual air conditioner or fans to cool me down and get rid of the silence, all I could do is stare up at the ceiling and be in my own hot misery. At that time, a small fan blowing in my room would be better than nothing, but of course both of us had no power to make that go on for me at all. I distinctly remember around noon that the power came back on for me.