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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

♪♫♪♫♪ We’re Havin’ a Heat Wave…..♪♫♪♫♪

A tropical heat wave.....♪♫♪♫♪….. the temperature’s rising…….♪♫♪♫♪……it isn’t surprising….♪♫♪♫♪

I’m grumpy as hell….♪♫♪♫♪…..and sweaty…..♪♫♪♫♪

and the a/c in the house died!…..♪♫♪♫♪
(I know it doesn’t rhyme but I’m working under duress here…..)

The a/c died. 
Long story short (sort of....lol) the tech told us the coil was leaking.

New coil $2,500…..or new unit to replace what we have now $7,400 (which has never cooled the house to my liking)….or new unit upgrade with duct work @ $10,000…….hmmmmm.

He added more Freon to get us through the weekend. But it only lasted that afternoon and then the temperature in the house topped off at 86°.

We have every fan in the house going and all the shades drawn to keep out the sun. The a/c wall unit in the garage is running and we have Husband’s big work fan trying to blow the cool air from the garage into the house….
Even with all that the temp climbs higher in here every day!  

We decided on the new coil and they ordered it on Friday. It’s coming from Texas….it’ll be here by tomorrow (they think….) and then they have to schedule when they can install it.

I considered offering to drive to Texas to get it myself. It would have been faster and I would have been in a nice cool car the whole way……but…..I decided against it.  

In the meantime….I’m M-E-L-T-I-N-G…………(cue the Wicked Witch of the West screeching…..)
The tech came and added more Freon to keep us going until the part comes....and two hours later......BANG......WHOOOOOOSHHHHHHHH......the OUTSIDE unit blew! 

We are now getting a whole new system. Upgrading to a bigger unit, new duct work, new returns......BUT.......I'll be able to hang meat in here!
Debt be damned....I'll be COOL


  1. Sorry to hear that Robin. That's a lot of money to pay out unexpectedly. Hope you get sorted soon. Till then you will have to sit in the car.

  2. Oh no, so sorry to hear that!
    But do go on singing, you sound like just Marilyn, sizzling hot!

  3. Oh, so sorry about the big new expense! We're having a mini-split unit put in. It's an AC and heating unit in one. No duct work as our main heating system is forced hot water by oil. But your line about being able to freeze meat, made me laugh. Send your heat up here. I don't mind the heat or humidity. Spring so far has sucked with only a couple of warm days. Mostly rain and cold. Send your heat! Hope the work can be done quickly for you.

  4. YIKES! It's been way past crazy hot. What a horrible time to lose your AC. Take heart...the rain is on the way (for us at least) and will hopefully cool things off. I'd live in the pool until the meat locker is ready!!!

  5. Holy thing-a-me that is one heck of a price to be cool, would it be cheaper to move!!!!
    I was going to suggest living in your car. Hope your new system gets installed very soon.


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