What do you do when your air conditioner breaks down over the weekend and you have the smart idea (maybe it'll be cheaper??) to wait until Monday to call for service? You head to the store, of course, for a bottle of 500 water balloons! Trust me... takes your mind off of the 90 degree temps in one toss and burst.
Temporary relief, but we'll take it!
We came home Saturday from a travel baseball game to find the house at 86 degrees and the a/c running constant, just not cooling the house. Needless to say, this mama has been a bit grouchy for a few days. As I sit here now, we are still waiting on our local service guy to be here "later this afternoon" to fix it. We're finding comfort in eating lots of salads, watermelon, grilling out instead of using the stove or oven, and running 5 fans constant to get the air flowing. Only problem is, the air that is flowing is really, really hot air! I'm trying hard to think back to times before people had this luxury and not complain too much.
But lets be honest here... it's just not working.
If you happen to live local and you've seen me and the boys wondering around stores, without a cart, for hours at a time, just browsing, making small talk with whoever wants to chat, now you'll know why.
If you see me driving around the block with the windows up and the a/c blaring, and around, and around, and around the block once more, now you'll know why.
We're not bored.
We're not lonely.
We're not weird. (Although some may beg to differ.)
We're just hot.
And we'll take relief in any form we can find.
Can't wait to see you, Mr. Air Conditioner Man. Just be careful not to get soaked by a water balloon when you pull in our driveway.