Saturday, July 01, 2006

Keeping cool

It's a cool 72 degrees in the house. Don't tell my husband, but I really didn't mind the heat. I lived without a/c in New York and for a while in Austin. Oh, we had window units, but I rarely bothered to turn them on as it seemed like too much trouble and a lot of noise. It used to drive my roommate crazy, which was fun. But then, the heat the last two days was dry and probably only as high as the mid-90's, which kept it 85 in the house. We have a window unit in our glass-encased backporch, where the toys are, so the kids didn't seem to mind.

I now have a HUGE whole in my wallet, burned right through. So please send work, of the paying variety.

We're off to small-town Oklahoma for the Fourth celebration. This town was recently made famous because ex-FEMA director Michael Brown listed on his resume that he was assistant city manager there. It has also been rated "best-small town in America," though as this site points out, with 80,000 people, it hardly qualifies as small.

Update: Husband is dissatisfied with the new unit. It's making too much noise in his estimation and he's not going to take it lying down, not after what we just spent!


Anonymous Luther said...

We'll have to talk about the A/C since we are going to need to get a new one as well. We are hoping though to wait until winter, as ridiculous as that sounds, to have it installed because that's supposed to be the cheapest time to do it.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Mike in S.A. said...

You all shouldn't take this lying down. Get after those people and don't lay off until they install the unit correctly.

Assuming you're using a heat pump a/c, also make sure the technicians connect the inside and outside units to one another correctly. All my a/c problems in March were the result of faulty connections between the two units.

Have fun in Oklahoma!

12:15 PM  

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