Derin loved visiting his Grandpa back in the day.
He had this sizable garden with watermelon patches, pumpkins, raspberries, corn stalks, & even grape vines.
Derin adored spending time out there with him in the hot sun while picking strawberries or harvesting other crops. Truthfully, it was taxing work and it was so hot most of the time out there. The best thing Derin could do was lie in the shade when he wanted to cool off. His grandpa did have 3 window AC units, however he never used those during the daytime hours. He switched them on only at night. Derin wasn’t sure why he did that because longed to be comfortable in the day. However, he thought of air conditioning as something that was more of a treat than a necessity. He would only use the Window AC when visitors were over for dinner, and that’s just the way it was. So, if you wanted to be cool in the house, you’d either use the fan or head over to the swimming pool in the neighborhood for a dip. Derin never minded too much to be honest. He looked forward to going swimming at the pool and other events in the village. His grandpa would take him everywhere such as to the hot air balloon launches or the local parades. There was always something exciting to do in the neighborhood and his Grandpa was all about having a good time for cheap. He even got Derin food at local restaurants for close to 50% off because he would go to those locales when they were closing and Derin loved ideal temperature control settings.