Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

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!

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