I can't tell you how many times I have heard the phrase "You don't need air conditioning in Oregon." M has said this so many times over the years that I have lost count. The thing is, is that she is not the only one I've heard that from. I think that sometime in the 80s or 90s there was some sort of brainwashing campaign that went on in Oregon that made people think this was true. Of course the concept is totally ridiculous and is frankly a load of horse crap. Yet for some reason, it took me all these years to convince M that you do in fact need AC in Oregon. Finally, a few weeks ago we started to solicits bids. We chose a company (which just so happened to be based in the town M grew up in) and set a date for the install. Yesterday, the crew showed up and a few hours later, the temperature reached a comfortable level that we've been enjoying ever since. This was just in time for the 90 to 100 degree heat that we are supposed to have for the next number of days. Even Jr has been enjoying it so much that he tells everyone who comes to the house and shows them the unit. You need AC in Oregon and whoever tells you otherwise, is not in touch with reality.