This picture has nothing whatsoever to do with my post. I just wanted to look at some place COOL.
I’d like to be rolling around in the snow right this minute!
So sorry to have been absent for almost two weeks! My granddaughter was here for a week, and we were out taking eco-boat tours, and visiting drive-through wildlife sanctuaries, and doing lots of crafts. Just having fun. And then…dum, dum, duuuuuuum…I returned to my house after driving her back to Gainesville, only to discover my a/c wasn’t cooling well. By the next day, “not cooling well” would have been a happy phrase, because it had then stopped, altogether. It was 100 degrees here that day, and my husband, who knows a/c repair pretty darn well, since he’s Chief Engineer for a property management company in Orlando, was in OHIO. I’ve already complained ad nauseum about my misery, being a person who hasn’t been cool since 1972, in every sense of the word, so I’ll spare you some of the details. I suffered GREATLY waiting on him to come home, believe me.
We were without air for six days, during a point where the outdoor temps ranged between 94 and 98 every day, with the occasional 100 degree scorcher thrown in, just to remind us that Mother Nature can play dirty pool when she wants to. Thankfully, when Mark got home Wednesday night, he pulled our emergency window a/c (used for camping and/or lengthy power outages in hurricane season, along with our portable generator) out of the shed, and installed it in the bedroom. It was heaven to sleep comfortably again, and to know I had a little hidey-hole to run to when I started feeling heat stroke levels of discomfort coming on. Bless his heart, he did all this in the dead of night, after a long trip, too. (I’m sure he figured anything was better than listening to me moan and groan). He ordered a new fan motor the next day, installed it after work Friday, and voila! COLD AIR in my house once more. All is right in the world. And even better, the part was $175, the labor was free. So an $800 to $900 repair for a fraction of the cost.
Yay for people who can fix things. Not me. I’m afraid I’m not mechanical at all. If it has more moving parts than a spoon, I’m in trouble. 😦
At any rate, I’m playing catch-up now. Didn’t lift a finger for nearly a week, since it was simply too hot to move. But I promise to read the new posts and get some interesting tidbits up here this week. And I’m putting together a little challenge for you guys, just for fun. Because…spare time on your hands, right? 😀 Will get back to you on that, soon. Strictly voluntary stuff, naturally.
Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend, celebrating Independence Day, or just enjoying your time off.
Must get back to laundry. Haven’t made a very big dent in the pile, yet. Carry on, folks. As you were! *going away now, repeating my favorite line from the movie Dogma: “No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite SIN greater than…central air.”
Aint it the truth?