"You don't need an air conditioner in Bozeman." That's what everyone told me before I left California and moved to Montana. I really didn't want to live in a place without air conditioning. I am always hot.

"No, no. You might only need it for a few days a year."

Only a few days...hmmm. The voice in my head said, "Don't listen to them. They are trying to rent me a place to live." But if out of 365 days I would only need air conditioning for three or four days, I'm being a jerk. I don't want to miss out on a great place to live because I will be a little warm for a couple of days a year.

Last week, as I sat in my new place in Bozeman, I started to feel warm. I started to panic. Oh my God, I can't take it. It's too hot. I opened all my windows and it was okay. Maybe I didn't make a mistake.

Don't worry, be calm. In my studio, as I hosted Dominick In The Morning, the weather report said it might hit the 70s on the weekend. The 70s.

I started looking at Sears and Home Depot. How much would an air conditioner cost? I better get it soon before it's summer. The next couple of days I was fine with the windows being open. As a matter of fact, I woke up that night and closed all the windows it was so cold.

I worried that getting a place without built-in air conditioning might have been a big mistake. I continued looking for a cheap air conditioner. Money is tight. Maybe I am overreacting.

Today, at a meeting of all the people who work at the station, I asked Dave from XL County if he thought I might need an air conditioner. He said not really, it only gets warm for a month or two.

WHAT? From a few days a year to a month of 90-degree weather. Why didn't I listen to myself?  I knew it. I knew it. I was right. I am trapped in an apartment without air conditioning.

I don't know what to do. I am in a panic.

I have made up my mind I am going to buy an air conditioner. Please, as you read this, when someone from another state is going to move to Montana, when they ask you if they might need an air conditioner in Bozeman...



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