Six of the windows face west. Six. 6.
West! WEST! Where it's 110°!
Needless to say, the blinds on those six windows have been fully drawn for weeks. Recently, I've also started drawing the blinds on the four north/south windows, because it is So. Blasted. Hot!
All the blinds closed makes for a lovely, dark environment in which to sleep.
I'm planning to close the blinds in the guest room and the office beginning tomorrow. Anything I can do to help the air conditioner will be a good thing, since it is running approximately 20 hours a day!
What are you doing to beat the heat?