Anyhow, I managed to prevent our collective demise by flinging open windows (the humidity had dropped, by some miracle) and installing window fans. Because that's what I like to do at midnight, instead of going to bed....
|This is me in the humidity.
Seeing as how we pay for a maintenance contract that (among other things) requires the company to replace burned-out capacitors for free, I have no incentive to surge-protect my house. In fact, I told him the company should just install it for free so they don't have to come out again for this same problem. But he refused. Imagine that!
And I strongly suspect that, next time I need a repair, the service guy is not going to show up quite so quickly. I'd better buy more fans, don't you think?
[Witch image: Long Island Press]