October 15th, 2007


It couldn't have waited a few weeks

Seems to be a running trend here that when we have a bad storm, or a power outage, our air conditioner breaks. We can generally fix it, but it very annoying because you aren't going to trek out there at 4 in the morning to try to fix it.

I woke up a little while ago drenched in sweat, thinking I was having night sweats again. I got up to go to the bathroom and happened to pass under a vent. Blowing HOT air. I went to check the thermostat, and sure enough, it was 85 degrees and rising. Because you see - when our air conditioner goes out, it doesn't just stop blowing cold air. The problem is that the reversing valve gets stuck and never clicks over to the compressor and stays on the heat pump. Yes, you got it, our 'air conditioner' starts thinking it is always 20 degrees in our house so it starts doing non-stop heating.

(You know you're getting 'used to' the hot flashes of menopause when you wake up drenched in sweat and just assume it's your fault)

Two times ago, when this happened and Scott was in Thailand, it had melted most of the candles in my bathroom before I figured out to just shut the whole shebang off at the source and turn on all of the fans. I just did that and upped the ceiling fan in our room, but I'm out here in the living room since I can NOT sleep while it's this hot.

The A/C needs to be able to be fixed in the morning. I can't afford a new system for the house. Hubby has been out of work going on 6 months, our fence is falling down (pending a $5000 rebuild) and I just bought a new car. HELLO??? Fate, it's me. PLEASE be kind :)


Who exactly ordered the flood?

- Our air conditioner went out last night, but thankfully we were able to get it back on this morning.

- When I went upstairs to wake up the kids, I heard a HORRIBLE sound: water dripping in the attic. When I pulled down the stairs, water came running out on me. The seal on one of our vents has gone bad (it appears) and I woke Scott up to put buckets and towels up where he could. We'll have to call our insurance guy in a couple of hours when they open.

- Driving the kids to school (and having not gotten their raincoats out or able to find umbrellas) was an adventure. There are places where the streets are flooded enough to come ABOVE your tires. Joy.

The funny part? No, guess it isn't really funny. The major part of the front hasn't even gotten to us. If it's this bad already, I can't imagine what it will be like in a little while when that big LINE makes its way over us.

Know anyone with a good used ark for sale?