No, seriously…It’s friggin’ hot.
Thanks to a faulty air conditioner…OK, maybe not faulty, but definitely not working…we’ve been sweltering for the last two weeks. Well, sort of.
Brian and I have a window unit in our room, so sleeping is A-OK…but you try confining two people into a small bedroom for two weeks and see what happens. So we’ve spent evenings sweating our brains out. Our roommate, Anna, and I have both been taking cold showers. And ENJOYING them. We’ve ceased all cooking inside the house until further notice. We try to stay away from home as much as we can. It’s been a whole lot of not fun.
Of course, last night, my boyfriend has decided that there is no way in hell he could wait another day…and so he and I walked outside armed with a flashlight, a toolbox, and some random a/c parts…
He’s got a buddy who does A/C stuff, so he had some assistance in discovering the problem and acquiring the right parts, but I really wasn’t sure it wasn’t such a brilliant idea.
So Brian starts explaining what he’s doing, and one of the first things that he points out is that if you touch the A/C parts without it properly bring turned off, you would die. This was NOT what I wanted to hear. So then I started having an internal freakout, and told him, “Don’t die.” Not that I have a tendency to worry and over-think or anything…
So he went through the whole process (with a few phone calls to his pal in between) and voila. Working A/C. I didn’t once doubt his ability to complete the task, but I seriously questioned his sanity at attempting to do it in the dark.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I feel like King Roland when I loudly proclaim, “AIR!”
(Bonus points if you know who I’m talking about without looking it up.)
1. Just what we need…a Druish princess. Funny, she didn’t look Druish…
2. Now that your AC unit is up and running, I saw a bit on the news yesterday that suggests the following when we have consecutive above 90 days:
– Hose down the sides of your outdoor AC thingie to cool it off.
– Run your AC system on FAN instead of AUTO. This will keep the fan circulating nonstop, moving the already cool air around the house, actually causing the big AC unit to cycle LESS times, and saving $.
Spaceballs. Boom. Nailed it.