This last weekend we noticed that something was sounding a bit off with our air conditioner. We called the repair folks and they were knocking on our door early Monday morning. They told us what part was broken and then said, "it could keep going like this forever. However, it would be good to fix it now." So we made arrangements to have it fixed once the parts would arrive. Little did we know that "forever" would quickly arrive that evening! Sigh.
The first night we did pretty well and we just stayed under the fans. This would also be what we all did Tuesday. Nothing, and I do mean nothing, got done Tuesday. Move out from the fans and we started to sweat right away. The high temp in the house was 90-degrees. What it came down to was how well Lily fared with it all. She was great... not a whimper... which is more than I can say for her mother.
Here's what I learned:
- Ceiling fans are a survival tool in the desert. I finally get it.
- The repair man can never come early enough.
- The heat really does permeate EVERYTHING. My pajamas felt like they had come straight from the dryer and there was no "cool spot" on the bed. We don't warm Miss L's bottles and yet they were warm. The chocolate in the candy bowl melted.
- Babies are tougher than we think they are.
- My daughter can teach me contentment in a variety of situations.
- I am thankful for air conditioner.
- I still think the people in the article are a little off kilter.
I am sure there were more things but this is what I really think about right now. However, the air conditioner is fixed and the house is nice and cool. It almost seemed cold as it was cooling down. That's fine. I'd rather shiver a bit than sweat. It's true.