Dog Days, Part 2 . . .

Heat Wave ChicagoI was just reading my earlier post about hot temps in June.  HA!!  I feel stupid now-  the last 3 days have been:  101, 102, 104.  Today it’s ONLY 98.  Welcome to July.

I went out this morning when it was 83, it felt cool- for once the wind wasn’t hot, it was refreshing.  At least the air is on indoors . . .  and it’s only supposed to be 81 tomorrow!  WooHoo!!

Wouldn’t You Know- It Worked Out Great

As it turns out, the Great Air-Conditioning Crisis was mercifully short.  It turned out that the Condenser (the rooftop part) was indeed fried- the controls/compressor had been mortally damaged by the power brownout.  With the heat wave (today’s high temp- 103; tomorrow- forecast of 103.  !!!) fixing it FAST was imperative.

Air Conditioner (old)

But— they were able to replace it in ONE DAY!!!!  We didn’t even have to wait until tomorrow!!  The A/C repair guy came out early in the morning, looked at it, determined the problem, — and was able to get us both a new rooftop unit (condenser) and inside-the-house unit (coil/air handler) — the same day!!!  As you may be able to tell, I was mightily impressed.  That is the best customer service I’ve experienced in quite some time.  I did have to take the day off from work, but it was only one day, not more like I’d been dreading.Air Conditioner (new)

The upshot is, we have better, and MUCH quieter, air conditioning- the air now feels drier than before, and you can hear the TV just fine when it’s running.  It makes sense, the old one was 19 years old.  This one should work better, and be much more energy efficient.  Hopefully we’ll be paying less than the normal $300/month summer electric bills. Now, even with 103 degree heat outside, it keeps the house cool- much better, the old one could only keep it at about 81 in the really hot weather.  All in all, a GOOD trade.  And- it looks like the homeowner’s insurance will be paying for most of it.  WOW!!

Breitling Envy, or Circular Logic

Lately I’ve been thinking about getting a new watch.  The problem with that is, I think of this:


Breitling Navitimer WorldWhich is a very nice watch.  So nice, the price has 5 digits before the decimal.  Making it (in my book) a VERY expensive watch. Which means I probably shouldn’t/couldn’t buy it.  Which makes me sad, which makes me think about . . . a new watch.


Dog Days

This is the time of year when it just starts to feel hot.  It’s probably my least favorite time of year, I constantly wish I was in Michigan on a beach.  Ahhh

I really hate walking home in work clothes during the hottest part of the day.

To illustrate, here’s the latest high temperatures:  85, 92, 94, 93.  It’s the warmest June in 25 years.  Time to start planning that beach vacation.