Summer has arrived early, and the temps have been in the mid 80's the past few days. I do have whole house air conditioning, but since there are no cold air returns, the upstairs gets quite warm. Therefore, theson and thedaughter have each had window AC units for the past several years.
After we returned from Columbus yesterday, thedaughter went up to her room and immediately realized that the AC unit was NOT working. It was making really scary sounds and no cool air was being released. Not good. I can hear the swearing and madness coming from that room immediately.
I told her we would have to get it out of the window and put thesons unit in - and we will deal with his room when he returns home. Well, for whatever reason, her window does not go up as high as in his room (same size windows), and she starts bitching at me and her friend, who just happens to really help me out when he is here - with "man" things that need done.
Let's put it this way - theson's air conditioner is NOW in thedaughter's window and may never ever, as long as I live - come out of that window again. Jaime got it in, and "tight squeeze" is putting it mildly. The side pull out which fill the width space are in bad shape - but AHA - we have DUCT TAPE!! It may not be pretty, but at least they will be cool.
The now deceased window unit and an old 20" TV are going to wait to be taken somewhere (not sure if landfill will accept) for disposal.
I thought I would have to replace my thermostat, as I could not get the touch pad to "lower" the temp, so AC would kick on. I replaced the batteries, I beat on it (which is what I do well), but no luck. Well, Jaime managed to get that working also. Apparently the batteries I put in were dead - not bad considering they came out of a new pack. Now, he just saved me about $60 on that chore.
Jaimie is going to help me power wash and stain both the front and back decks - which needed it last year, but was overlooked. It definitely has to be done this year.
The holiday weekend begins, and amazingly enough, as much as I would like to just chill here - I have my 18 year old grandson's graduation party this afternoon and a picnic tomorrow. Maybe Monday, I will hide in my bedroom. I think thedaughter works six days this week, so my babysitting will be more than full time.
Gotta run, have to start a pasta salad for tomorrow...so everyone have an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!
Born and raised in Parkersburg, WV - moved to Bellaire, Ohio in 1974. I am the proud mother of 3 and grandmother of 3. Opinionated of course and political follower. Blog as a therapeutic outlet - whether it makes sense or not. Enjoy.