One of the (many) things I enjoy about Colorado is how it gets nice and cool in the evenings, so even on the hottest of summer days– like those in late July and early August– we can open the windows at night and listen to the cool breeze blowing through the house.

We’ve been putting box fans in the bedroom windows to help the breeze a bit, and after a few years of talking about it, finally decided to spring for a ceiling fan in the master bedroom. It’s got a peaked ceiling, making it a little more difficult, but this week we finally took the plunge. Now we have a nice quiet fan circling above the bed, keeping the bedroom nice and cool and eliminating the noisy ten-year-old box fan.

It’s only a matter of time, I suspect, before the kids ask for their own ceiling fans. Hmm.