Ashley loved going to be with her aunt and uncle in summer.
They had this substantial garden with apricot patches, pumpkins, raspberries, corn stalks, and passion vines.
Ashley always enjoyed spending time out there with them in the warm season gathering strawberries or harvesting other crops. The thing is, it was a difficult task to do under the hot sun. The best thing Ashley could do was relax in the shade when she was trying to cool off. Her aunt and uncle did have some window A/C units, but they never used those during the day, only in the evening when everyone was in the house. Ashley wasn’t sure why they did things like that because she longed for the house to be cool, but they thought of A/C as something that was more of a treat than a necessity. Her aunt and uncle would only use the HVAC systems when guests were over for dinner, that’s just the way it was. Otherwise, if you wanted to be cool in the house, you’d either have a fan running or you would head over to the swimming pool in the neighborhood to cool off that way. Ashley never minded too much to be honest. She always had a blast going swimming at the pool and attending other events in town. Her aunt and uncle would take her everywhere, even the hot air balloon launches or the local parades. There was always something exciting to do in town and they were all about having a fantastic time on a budget. They even were able to get Ashley food at local diners for close to 60% off because they would go to those cafes when they were closing and enjoy good temperature control settings.