I grew up out in swamp country.
The incessant chirping and croaking of crickets and frogs is a lullaby that will lull me to sleep in an instant! I fell in love with that country out there. I used to go exploring all the time, and yes, I saw plenty of gators! You tend to get used to things when they’re so close to home. Though, we did immediately call animal control the one time we had a gator decide it was a good idea to take a swim in in our swimming pool! As you would expect the weather out there was often hot and muggy. A good air conditioning unit was a precious commodity. I sure am glad my folks had one. We had quite the powerful air conditioning unit, which also helped lul me to sleep! That’s the thing if you ever considered living in a hot and swampy environment. There are certain forms of climate control that will make life a good deal easier. My family did not get by with just a simple air conditioning unit. We also owned a dehumidifier. Getting rid of the excess humidity in our house was important too! Without a dehumidifier there’s a better chance that mold and mildew will grow in your home. Not to mention the fact that the air conditioning unit coupled with dryer air provided by the dehumidifier was just so much more comfortable to live in. I can appreciate nature, but I don’t mind saying that when it came to our home, we didn’t mind shutting out the more unpleasant parts of swamp life!