July 18, 2006

The Heat is......Off

OK - we all know the nation is in the grip of a horrific heat wave. It's hot folks. Flippin' hot.

I'm the first person to admit I'm a little spoiled. I may be from Florida, but I kinda like it cool when I'm "down" at the house. If it's not I just don't relax. Oh - I may fake it, but I don't. Period.

We also all know it was ungottly hot yesterday. I knew it was going to be bad when I left for work at 7:00 and it was already 88 degrees.

At 7:00 in the morning.

Even with the air conditioning in the car - the drive home last night was draining.

I pull in front of the belfry and just sat in the car. Running the mental list of all that must be done last night through, I just couldn't summon the energy to get out of the car.

Finally, I took a deep breath and just did it. Got out of the car, pulled the luggage out of the trunk and headed up the stairs.

As I went to open the front door I noticed something different. Something was weird about my front window.

It had an air conditioner in it.

Sweet Mother of Gott. A real live Air Conditioner.

In MY window.

I think I hurt myself trying to get inside the house.

Folks - The Belfry was cool. Hell, the living room was - dare I say it - chilly!!!!

Do you know what this means?!?!?

I can sleep. (well except for last night when I couldn't turn my mind off)

I can cook without making myself sick.

I can actually do dishes without burning my eyes when the sweat rolls.

I can relax after work comfortably.

I cannot begin to tell you how that turned my day around. Just the ticket to fix a Monday.

Posted by Tammi at July 18, 2006 05:03 AM | TrackBack

But is it sealed tight? Can the junebugs get in around the window unit? Or will you and the junebugs just learn to co-exist?

So you've given up your Tennessee Williams life style? You know, standing in front of the freezer in your slip, rubbing an ice cube on your neck, while you swat flies and drink your mint juleps.

Still, nothing beats a/c!!

Posted by: Jerry at July 18, 2006 08:07 AM

Jerry cracks me up! Yay! Air!

Posted by: Oddybobo at July 18, 2006 08:35 AM

feaking Jerry.....

you kill me.

I might turn off the air just to try it....

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at July 18, 2006 06:19 PM

I gotta admit - it's gonna be kinda lonely without the june bugs. We were just starting to bond.

But the whole freezer/ice/slip thing? Yeah - that falls into the whole "don't ask/don't tell" category. ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at July 18, 2006 06:53 PM
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