…but we have air conditioning! (and right as the weather is finishing a 2 week long heat /humidity wave which has given us temperatures of 100)!
My 20 year old house (and heating / ac system) has been limping for 3 -4 years now. Last year after again filling it with freon (in August) they tried to convince me to go with a new system. But since it was the end of summer (and I couldn’t afford it) I put it off. In May (during a week long 100 + humidity wave) it stopped cooling again. And again, I needed 4 pounds of freon to fill it. I was convinced that even that probably wouldn’t last through the summer.
It was scheduled for Monday/Tuesday. I had told the kids that probably we would stay in a hotel rather than trying to sleep in the house with no airconditioning. But, as I was driving home a storm blew in…the wind started blowing and the skys opened and it poured out! I watched the temperature guage in my car drop from 98 to 75 over the course of 4 minutes! When I got into the house it was 84 degrees and didn’t feel too humid so I decided to pick up the kids and go out to dinner instead.
As we drove home I noticed that the temperature guage in my car was up to 95 again. Uh-oh! the house was 88 – it climbed to 92 before I opened some of the windows – but it was a miserable night. Not only that, but Riley got up in the morning and said “I told you mom, it was toooooo hot in here last night – we should have stayed in a hotel!”
But when I got home at noon, the air conditioner was on and (according to the man fixing it) it had dropped the temperature from 88 to 81 already. I had to disappoint the kids again about sleeping in our own house but…
…I’m officially poor! (and they’ll just have to deal!)