Thursday, June 25, 2009
Close to Nowhere
Lack of AC is cruel
Summer has arrived with a vengeance. After our cool, rainy spring the hot, dry heat is just not making me happy.
Our oldest granddaughter commented recently that the sky was blue instead of gray and she was sick of rain. Then, she asked me if I felt the same.
I had to say no -- I love rain, even when I complain about it, which isn’t often.
My ideal morning, afternoon or evening is out on my deck, with an ice-cold diet Pepsi, a really good book and a cool, breezy rainstorm. I even like thunder and lightning!
Instead of my “ideal” I’ve been driving back and forth to Memphis again, as Pop is back in the hospital with his arm incision badly infected.
The absolute worst part of it is the fact that until Tuesday morning, the air conditioning in my car was non-existent.
All last summer I kept saying “I’m going to take my car to have the AC looked at!” I managed to put it off until the fall and then, of course, decided to wait until spring and then, of course, put it off some more. (Yes, I’m a procrastinator!)
When Pop was in the hospital a couple weeks ago with his open heart surgery, I thought that the heat would kill me driving in the hot, Memphis traffic.
Pop came home from the hospital, things were calming down and so, Friday afternoon, I took my car to a local repair shop, where their computer said I needed some Freon.
They put the Freon in and I went home happy.
Until I realized the air was cold, but it still wasn’t blowing.
After a rough weekend, Pop and I headed back to St. Francis Monday morning. It wasn’t hot outside then.
I left Pop at the hospital and came home late Monday afternoon. The drive home was excruciating! My car said the temperature outside was 99°F. I’m thinking it was pretty close to that inside the car!
Tuesday morning, I dropped my car back off at the repair shop for a scheduled visit to look at the “check engine” light that has been on for about two years now.
And, another look at the AC!
My friendly mechanic called me in just a couple of hours to tell me he’d found the problem.
Seems I had a clogged “cabin filter.”
I also now have AC!
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