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Friday, August 24, 2007

An Untimely Meltdown

Wouldn't you know it. Here it is August, the hottest time of the year, and our air conditioner as chosen this particular moment to go kaput. Actually it's not the air conditioning unit itself...it seems to be working just fine although it's hard to tell since it sits on our roof. The culprit seems to be the fan unit which pumps the cold air through the system and out the vents in the house. The good news is that piece of equipment sits in a hall closet so it will be easy for the repairman to get to it when he comes. The bad news is that someone can't come until Monday! Since we haven't needed any service on the system in a very long time, we had to call a friend for a referral and she gave us the name of a local company she and another friend have used before. So Rick called late yesterday and was promised a technician for sometime Monday morning. Until then, we swelter in the heat with fans and open windows just like we did when we were kids.

So...since I'm trying to look on the bright side of things these days, I did find one advantage to this summer catastrophe. In a moment of weakness earlier this week, I agreed to play golf with Rick next Monday so he made a tee time for us at a golf course near the beach. Now he's had to cancel the reservation since we'll need to be home when the technician arrives. See...there's usually a silver lining if you look hard enough!

10 comments:

the moose buyer said...

I am so sorry the air conditioning crapped out. You can get a little kiddie pool, put it out back and soak for 3 days!!! This is "only oldest" serious advice.

MyUtopia said...

Sorry your air is out! Heat sucks! Bring on the fall!

Lynne said...

You're lucky that you were able to find someone to come as quickly as Monday. What did we ever do without A/C?

Great planning to get out of playing golf! Too hot to play anyway.

Linda said...

Sounds like you are in for one hot and sweltering weekend. Don't you just love the timing on these things?

Too bad you couldn't take a nice little road-trip somewhere for the weekend and hang out in a nice air-conditioned hotel complete with pool and spa! If I remember correctly, Monterey is lovely this time of year!

Patti said...

Joan: Linda has a wonderful idea there. Go for it!

patches said...

Every time I see an AC repair truck drive parked at a neighbors house, I feel an uncontrollable urge to mail the neighbor a bereavement card. At least you guys haven't seen much of THAT truck recently.

Lynn said...

I know how bitterly disappointed you are that you will not be able to play golf with your dh on Monday, after all, I was there with you when you got the news. I think that Linda has a great idea...why don't the two of you go somewhere for the weekend?

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

that's the air handler part, we had to replace ours last month. bummer dude...

smiles, bee

Rhea said...

No AC means a lot of opportunities: go see a movie, go shopping, go out to eat. Anywhere that has AC! We are having record humidity today in Boston, so I will go clothes shopping. I hate to shop, so this is a good day to do that.

Joan said...

The moose buyer: Good idea...a kiddy pool. Why didnt we think of that?!?!

Myutopia: I cannot wait for autumn. Unfortunately here in SoCal it's probably another TWO months away.

Lynne: We were wondering why it seems so hard to do without A/C when it seemed much easier back in the "olden" days. :~)

Linda: I mentioned a road trip to Hubby but, for some reason, he didnt seem to enthused. Too bad...

Patti: I actually tried a few times but he simply wont budge.

Patches: Last night there was an unnamed repair truck parked in front of our house when we got back. Sadly, it was not the A/C man.

Lynn: Yea..bitterly disappointed...that would be me. :~D

Empress bee: Thanks for the techno lesson. Air handler part...not a thingymabob.

Rhea: I'm planning to spend lots and lots of time in the mall this weekend.