Tuesday 8 July 2014

I Am Going To Be Comfortable

It’s going to be a hot one today.

Not hot like Las Vegas, Osoyoos or Death Valley but hot just the same. Tomorrow they are saying that it will get to 30°C. Mind you, these are the same people who predict rain when it doesn’t rain, a Chinook when there isn’t any air movement at all and an unseasonably warm winter, so we really have to take everything they say with a grain of salt. I am not looking forward to the 30° temperature, so this time they will be spot on. BASTARDS!!!

I have been waffling about whether to install the air conditioner this year. Most years I put it in and there are just a few days that I am glad to have installed it. The problem is that I am at a point many cold months from the last time the weather was really hot and I have forgotten how uncomfortable it can be in the house without the air conditioner. I have also forgotten how much relief that air conditioner can bring on a stinking, hot day. It blocks the lovely view of the garage and the neighbour’s backyard that is filled with four or five cars in various stages of repair, foot long grass and waist high weeds.

I have decided that I will put it in today.

I have the damned thing and it only will take an hour or so to get it in the window. It is something of a struggle to wrestle it up the stairs, but with a modicum of heavy breathing and grunting, I’ll get the job done. That sounds pretty dirty, but it isn’t. I managed to get all of the tools I needed together and accessed my aging memory about how it went in for the last five years or so. With just a little swearing and some more grunting we now have the capability to take the edge off of the worse that Mother Nature will throw at us.

I’m pretty sure that now it is in, there won’t be any more very hot days. Murphy’s Law applies to air conditioners as well. The wind picked up just as I was finishing the job and now we have a lovely breeze flowing through the house. I knew it was a good idea to put in the air conditioner.

One way or another, I am going to be comfortable this summer…

I just remembered how long and cold this past winter was and my vow not to complain about the heat this summer. If an old guy complains in a forest and there is no one there to hear it, would anyone care?

My guess is no.

1 comment:

  1. We care,, and love you buddy!!! Your island friends .. B& L