Uh-Oh

Today? Oh, band camp, a bike ride, errands, end-of-year testing for Brian, and then meeting up with a childhood friend for the better part of the afternoon/evening. Top that off with an episode of Dr. Who ("Vampires in Venice") and you have what was a very satisfying day.  In fact, on the way up from the TV room, I was congratulating myself on all I had accomplished over the last 24 hours when Brian said, "Hey, the rug is wet right there."

"Where?" I asked, although I knew.  I knew.

"There," he said, pointing - you guessed it! - toward the floor in front of the furnace/AC closet.

Folks, I know most people in the world live without AC; I know that not having air conditioning does not constitute an emergency. But I still called that emergency repair number.  Have I mentioned that it was so hot and humid today, I didn't even hesitate (as is my wont) to turn on the AC this morning? And that the same weather is predicted for tomorrow?  And then, let's see - it's a holiday weekend! Well, this repair shouldn't be too expensive, right?

I haven't seen one of these - yet.
And now it's raining, which - in theory - should mean that things cool off and we can throw open the windows and let rain-freshened air waft through the house.  But no - here things go against the natural order, so the air becomes more humid when it rains.  It's like living in the Amazon, only with less interesting wildlife.  Thank goodness.


[Bird image: BBC Nature Places]

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  1. When I read the Uh-Oh? And then went on to read the floor was wet? Well, I thought the vase fell off the table. But you did stick it down with poster gum after all, huh? Sorry about the A/C. I would be sleeping in front of the open freezer door.

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  2. The fire alarms went off this morning...from the humidity.

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    1. Fine! Go ahead and remind me that you never have air conditioning and, what's more, you never complain about it. Go right ahead...

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  3. Oh, man. That's lousy. I hope the AC gets fixed immediately. I am well familiar with those mid-Atlantic states/ East Coast rainstorms that crank up the humidity. One of life's unfairnesses. Whenever I go to Baltimore it seems like a tropical jungle to me now.

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  4. Oh dear. That sounds insufferable. Even IF you manage tropical birds becoming part of the native landscape.

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  5. Oh, I couldn't even live without my A/C. No way. And then people are like, "Well just put fans in the windows and create swamp coolers!" Yeah, no, that doesn't help when the air is dripping with humidity already. I feel your pain and hope that gets fixed ASAP.

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  6. We just have a little wall unit in the living room. I have lost track of how old it is but I can bet you that the day it dies I'll be out buying a new one!

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  7. Around here, when the floor has a puddle it's because the dehumidifier bucket overflowed -- again. Having a kaput A/C is an emergency.

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