I got out early and picked up a few groceries. When I got home, maintenance replaced the part outside and said they think the air conditioning was fixed. They will leave the window unit in for an hour or so to make sure, they told me.
When I was checking out at Walmart, the lady asked how I was, which I always appreciate, and I told her my air conditioner was out. She said hers was too, and her landlord doesn’t want to fix it.
Yesterday afternoon I went to Ace Hardware around the corner and bought one of those tall skinny fans to point at the unit in the hall to try to pull air throughout. What an expensive summer this has been so far.
My next door neighbor said he doubts that outside unit works long because the unit is very old.
I told my daughter that when her husband has a little time, I would like for him to put a unit in my bedroom window for when this happens again. At least then I’d be more prepared and know I could be comfortable in one room.
Because it will inevitably happen again until they replace the ancient outside unit, which management/the owner won’t want to do until they absolutely have no other choice.
When I went out to water this morning, nearly the whole patio was covered with water. Guess that’s how much humidity it took out of here.
I’m hoping today will be more stress free. I was so worn out and stressed out yesterday it was hard to calm down to sleep. Does that happen with you? Like you just can’t turn off your brain for rest.
I finished “Splinter In The Blood.” I don’t think I’ve even had a chance to mention I was reading it. Finished it last night. So I will be reviewing it soon.
The maintenance guy who works here full time is also a minister (though I don’t know how he finds the time.) I have been giving him a lot of books I’ve finished reading and reviewing to take to his church.
He said as soon as he puts them out, the people there grab them up.
I get the books free for review. My daughter takes some of them. And it’s good to know that others are getting to read them as well.
That’s all the excitement that’s been going on around here. I’m just watering my plants and trying to stay cool.
Speaking of watering, I wanted you to know that the red hibiscus is doing a lot better. For a day or so after I repotted it, it looked a bit stressed. But now it seems that the big pot is giving it some insulation from the bitter heat.
It droops in the sun, but seems to bounce back pretty fast once the sun moves off of it around noon.
Sometimes I happen to look around me and wonder where Abi is until I catch myself. Oh my, how I miss that sweet dog.
Never have I seen a dog with that much personality. The loss of her leaves a big gaping hole in my heart.
She was so rambunctious and funny that she made every day shine. Life is so very quiet without her. She was truly one of a kind.
My life is missing a big piece of it. Everywhere I look there is a memory of Abi.