Mid-Life Ramblings; Sanity Optional

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Hot Louisiana Weather Getting Hotter

Ok. Maybe it's because I angered the air conditioning gods by responding to Dixie Peach's post about not having air conditioning - you know, that karma thing. Whatever it is, our outside air conditioning unit went out at about 5 pm yesterday. Why do these things always happen at or after 5 pm when it's impossible to get anyone out to repair it?

We were able to borrow a small window unit from my brother-in-law. Since my SIL and her granddaughter are still there, we thought we'd put the window unit in a somewhat central location so we could all benefit. It's in the dining room window which is across the house from our bedroom. So E and I (at 10 pm last night!) moved our mattress into the dining room and slept under the air conditioning. We had a big industrial fan blowing down the hall to help circulation. It was hysterical - except at 10 pm stuff like that isn't hysterical. It's only the next day that you can actually look back and find something like that hysterical.

Picture E and I on the mattress on the floor while Sophie and Sneauball fight for spots on both our pillows so they can be closest to the cool. Thankfully they were groomed yesterday or Sophie would have suffocated. Add to that mental picture the cat scrambling to find a spot under the air. Nate is the only one that wasn't fighting for prime real estate. Imagine how well I slept. [vbg]

The repairman is on his way as I type. Hopefully it is something simple (and relatively cheap) like the safety pan being full thereby shutting off the outside unit to protect overflow and ceiling damage. In that case all that needs to be done is the pan emptied and the line blown out. I'm trying to keep a positive attitude about it.

Ah, the joys of homeownership! After renting for nearly seven years, I'd almost forgotten. :-D


  • At 3:06 PM, Blogger Dixie said…

    It'll be ninty-some-odd degrees here tomorrow. I have a feeling that when I do the grocery shopping it'll be all I can do not to go lay down on top of the yogurts and puddings in the dairy section just to get cool for a moment.

  • At 10:46 AM, Blogger BarefootCajun said…

    Oh, honey, not the yogurt and puddings. Try the frozen bags of veggies in one of those long open freezers. :-D


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