throw_away_antimlm t1_jebwvsb wrote

I agree with the other folks mentioning Claritin/generic Claritin. I also wear my mask while waiting for the bus - helps considerably with pollen blowing down the street. Obviously depends on your allergies and activities. If you wear contacts and have glasses, switch to glasses if you can while the meds kick in. Good luck!


throw_away_antimlm t1_jao1s3p wrote

Yeah that will affect it. Are all your walls plastered (like no exposed stone)? Heavy window treatments and keeping doors closed helps. If you have a kitchen addition on the back of the house without a door, hang a curtain between it and the rest of the house (this can be applied to any additions or sunporches). Some folks go the extra mile and do that by their front door if they don't have a vestibule. We do not because the sun hits the front of our house for a decent part of the day.

Granted, I live mid-row in a much smaller house(896 sq ft), but just hanging a curtain between the kitchen addition and the rest of the house helps - our kitchen can be COLD. The bill I'll be paying this month is $90, 24% lower than last year's (it's been so warm!). My summer PGW is around $45 (gas stove).


throw_away_antimlm t1_j5kadhd wrote

I've had people honk and yell at me for crossing Walnut at Rittenhouse Square because they had to...slow down? To let me cross the street in the crosswalk without being hit? And then had a guy start to drive while I was walking directly in front of him at ~8th and Wharton. There was even a car crossing the same direction I was walking.