Tuesday, August 6, 2013
We have air conditioning again!
I've been AWOL for a few days because our air conditioner went out Friday afternoon. Hubby was home and he said it just never came on, not even the fan. Now, imagine being in a house when it is 108 degrees outside and you have NO air conditioning! We lasted until about 2:30 p.m. that day and then we drove over to our daughter's home in Indio. We did the same thing Sunday evening. Hey, we got two free meals! :-) Monday I had an all-day class, and hubby was able to schedule an independent repairman to come take a look at it yesterday afternoon. Turns out, it only needed a new switch and VOILA! Air conditioning! :-) Phew! That was scary! Fortunately, our nights haven't been too bad (in the mid 70's), so we were able to sleep in our house at night, but yesterday afternoon, I got a little shaky and faint from the heat while waiting for the a/c guy to show up. Our son did install a new programmable thermostat for us (THANK YOU, Hal~) and that will help us to regulate the a/c better, but you just CANNOT live or survive without some kind of a/c or swamp cooler here in the desert. I know our neighbor behind us has a whole-house swamp cooler and she only has to turn on her a/c on the days when the humidity is high. Also, our neighbor to the west only has a swamp cooler, also, because she works outside all day. If our a/c unit had gone out, I think that's the way we could have gone, also. Who has $10,000 for a new a/c system? Not us!