This sounds a lot like Pacific Northwesteners complaining about the, oh, ten days a year we get above 85 degrees. Sure, we have no AC, but come on, it's only 10 days! I grew up here, so I'm used to the cycle, I guess. A lot of people are such wimps that they go and buy AC systems for those 10 days of heat. I just use fans and deal with it! We, however, did take a few trips to the movies, or the mall, or Target for air conditioning on the few 90-100 degree days a few years back .
I commiserate about the lack of screens, though! Usually houses here have them, but when Knifegill and I were renting, we were in a 1920s house without screens, and the landlord had painted the already-hard-to-open windows shut. So, for 5 years we had fans situated around the house to blow "cold" air up from the basement. Once it cooled down outside, we'd open all our doors and use all our fans to circulate in some outside air. Flies came inside, of course, but that wasn't the main concern. We couldn't leave our doors open long--and I wouldn't leave them open at all when I was alone--because we lived in a higher crime area. I'll take a raccoon over a crazy drug addict, bugler, or rapist. We had many 80-90 degree nights inside our house . Icky! I am so glad we moved out of there and now live on the northside of a hill, shaded by trees, in a safe rural area, with SCREENS on our windows. What a blessing screens are!