Sweating Bullets

27 08 2009

The A/C decided to go out yesterday. I thawed off the refridgerant suction line, changed out the air fitler, and had it working again for a little while, but it’s died again today. Time to call in a professional, I’m afraid.

How did people survive life in the South in the days before air conditioning? It’s friggin hot! (Not to mention it just rained, and the light fog feels like steam coming through the windows.)

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28 08 2009
cafenowhere

Gawd, I know. My grandparents only deigned to purchase a window unit to get us kids to shut up. And then they only ran it on special occasions. For a half-hour at a time.

I hope your a/c gets fixed before y’all get too dehydrated.

28 08 2009
cafenowhere

Gawd, I know. My grandparents only deigned to purchase a window unit to get us kids to shut up. And then they only ran it on special occasions. For a half-hour at a time.

I hope your a/c gets fixed before y’all get too dehydrated.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Lisa. We’re okay for now. It’s supposed to cool off to the upper 60’s later tonight, so we should be fine until the sun rises tomorrow.

I just hope the repairman doesn’t have to order anything and can get it fixed STAT!

28 08 2009
cafenowhere

Gawd, I know. My grandparents only deigned to purchase a window unit to get us kids to shut up. And then they only ran it on special occasions. For a half-hour at a time.

I hope your a/c gets fixed before y’all get too dehydrated.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Lisa. We’re okay for now. It’s supposed to cool off to the upper 60’s later tonight, so we should be fine until the sun rises tomorrow.

I just hope the repairman doesn’t have to order anything and can get it fixed STAT!

28 08 2009
cafenowhere

Gawd, I know. My grandparents only deigned to purchase a window unit to get us kids to shut up. And then they only ran it on special occasions. For a half-hour at a time.
I hope your a/c gets fixed before y’all get too dehydrated.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Lisa. We’re okay for now. It’s supposed to cool off to the upper 60’s later tonight, so we should be fine until the sun rises tomorrow.
I just hope the repairman doesn’t have to order anything and can get it fixed STAT!

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Lisa. We’re okay for now. It’s supposed to cool off to the upper 60’s later tonight, so we should be fine until the sun rises tomorrow.
I just hope the repairman doesn’t have to order anything and can get it fixed STAT!

28 08 2009
cafenowhere

Gawd, I know. My grandparents only deigned to purchase a window unit to get us kids to shut up. And then they only ran it on special occasions. For a half-hour at a time.
I hope your a/c gets fixed before y’all get too dehydrated.

28 08 2009
marshallpayne1

<>How did people survive life in the South in the days before air conditioning?<>

I thought I was the only one who ever asked this question. I guess it was, “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn.” Having had A/C all my life, I would. πŸ˜‰

Hang in there, T. J.

28 08 2009
marshallpayne1

How did people survive life in the South in the days before air conditioning?

I thought I was the only one who ever asked this question. I guess it was, “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn.” Having had A/C all my life, I would. πŸ˜‰

Hang in there, T. J.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Doing my best.

*stripping down to boxers and chomping ice*

The real struggle will be falling asleep tonight. I tend to suffer insomnia when I’m hot.

28 08 2009
marshallpayne1

I was thinking the same thing after leaving my comment. How did people sleep in the heat? I have the same problem you do. Open the windows and turn a couple of fans on you, though I’m sure you’ve thought of that. Have you thought about sleeping outside under the stars?

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks for the suggestion, but there are just too many fireants in my yard this time of year for that. Besides, my boys are asleep in here.

I will get by.

28 08 2009
marshallpayne1

How did people survive life in the South in the days before air conditioning?

I thought I was the only one who ever asked this question. I guess it was, “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn.” Having had A/C all my life, I would. πŸ˜‰

Hang in there, T. J.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Doing my best.

*stripping down to boxers and chomping ice*

The real struggle will be falling asleep tonight. I tend to suffer insomnia when I’m hot.

28 08 2009
marshallpayne1

I was thinking the same thing after leaving my comment. How did people sleep in the heat? I have the same problem you do. Open the windows and turn a couple of fans on you, though I’m sure you’ve thought of that. Have you thought about sleeping outside under the stars?

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks for the suggestion, but there are just too many fireants in my yard this time of year for that. Besides, my boys are asleep in here.

I will get by.

28 08 2009
marshallpayne1

How did people survive life in the South in the days before air conditioning?
I thought I was the only one who ever asked this question. I guess it was, “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn.” Having had A/C all my life, I would. πŸ˜‰
Hang in there, T. J.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Doing my best.
*stripping down to boxers and chomping ice*
The real struggle will be falling asleep tonight. I tend to suffer insomnia when I’m hot.

28 08 2009
marshallpayne1

I was thinking the same thing after leaving my comment. How did people sleep in the heat? I have the same problem you do. Open the windows and turn a couple of fans on you, though I’m sure you’ve thought of that. Have you thought about sleeping outside under the stars?

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks for the suggestion, but there are just too many fireants in my yard this time of year for that. Besides, my boys are asleep in here.
I will get by.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks for the suggestion, but there are just too many fireants in my yard this time of year for that. Besides, my boys are asleep in here.
I will get by.

28 08 2009
marshallpayne1

I was thinking the same thing after leaving my comment. How did people sleep in the heat? I have the same problem you do. Open the windows and turn a couple of fans on you, though I’m sure you’ve thought of that. Have you thought about sleeping outside under the stars?

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Doing my best.
*stripping down to boxers and chomping ice*
The real struggle will be falling asleep tonight. I tend to suffer insomnia when I’m hot.

28 08 2009
marshallpayne1

How did people survive life in the South in the days before air conditioning?
I thought I was the only one who ever asked this question. I guess it was, “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn.” Having had A/C all my life, I would. πŸ˜‰
Hang in there, T. J.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Doing my best.

*stripping down to boxers and chomping ice*

The real struggle will be falling asleep tonight. I tend to suffer insomnia when I’m hot.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks, Lisa. We’re okay for now. It’s supposed to cool off to the upper 60’s later tonight, so we should be fine until the sun rises tomorrow.

I just hope the repairman doesn’t have to order anything and can get it fixed STAT!

28 08 2009
marshallpayne1

I was thinking the same thing after leaving my comment. How did people sleep in the heat? I have the same problem you do. Open the windows and turn a couple of fans on you, though I’m sure you’ve thought of that. Have you thought about sleeping outside under the stars?

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Thanks for the suggestion, but there are just too many fireants in my yard this time of year for that. Besides, my boys are asleep in here.

I will get by.

28 08 2009
wendigomountain

I believe the answer to your question is this: Bourbon. Lots and lots of it. If you are that plastered all the time, you won’t mind the heat.

28 08 2009
wendigomountain

I believe the answer to your question is this: Bourbon. Lots and lots of it. If you are that plastered all the time, you won’t mind the heat.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

It’s not Bourbon around these parts. We call it whiskey. I prefer some Wild Turkey, ye Old Kickin Chicken.

28 08 2009
wendigomountain

Awwww yeah.

I’m a Glenfiddich man meself. Or more likely, Jamesons, cause the other stuff costs waaay too much.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Fittingly enough, the name of the company that serviced the A/C unit was … wait for it … Southern Comfort! No kidding.

29 08 2009
wendigomountain

You just can’t make that stuff up! LOL

28 08 2009
wendigomountain

I believe the answer to your question is this: Bourbon. Lots and lots of it. If you are that plastered all the time, you won’t mind the heat.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

It’s not Bourbon around these parts. We call it whiskey. I prefer some Wild Turkey, ye Old Kickin Chicken.

28 08 2009
wendigomountain

Awwww yeah.

I’m a Glenfiddich man meself. Or more likely, Jamesons, cause the other stuff costs waaay too much.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Fittingly enough, the name of the company that serviced the A/C unit was … wait for it … Southern Comfort! No kidding.

29 08 2009
wendigomountain

You just can’t make that stuff up! LOL

28 08 2009
wendigomountain

I believe the answer to your question is this: Bourbon. Lots and lots of it. If you are that plastered all the time, you won’t mind the heat.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

It’s not Bourbon around these parts. We call it whiskey. I prefer some Wild Turkey, ye Old Kickin Chicken.

28 08 2009
wendigomountain

Awwww yeah.
I’m a Glenfiddich man meself. Or more likely, Jamesons, cause the other stuff costs waaay too much.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Fittingly enough, the name of the company that serviced the A/C unit was … wait for it … Southern Comfort! No kidding.

29 08 2009
wendigomountain

You just can’t make that stuff up! LOL

29 08 2009
wendigomountain

You just can’t make that stuff up! LOL

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Fittingly enough, the name of the company that serviced the A/C unit was … wait for it … Southern Comfort! No kidding.

28 08 2009
wendigomountain

Awwww yeah.
I’m a Glenfiddich man meself. Or more likely, Jamesons, cause the other stuff costs waaay too much.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

It’s not Bourbon around these parts. We call it whiskey. I prefer some Wild Turkey, ye Old Kickin Chicken.

28 08 2009
wendigomountain

I believe the answer to your question is this: Bourbon. Lots and lots of it. If you are that plastered all the time, you won’t mind the heat.

28 08 2009
kmarkhoover

My grandmother was funny. Sometimes we would all be sitting around watching TV or whatever and out of the blue she would say, “Thank God for air-conditioning.”

It was the one technological achievement she appreciated the most, lol.

28 08 2009
kmarkhoover

My grandmother was funny. Sometimes we would all be sitting around watching TV or whatever and out of the blue she would say, “Thank God for air-conditioning.”

It was the one technological achievement she appreciated the most, lol.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

That’s funny. But it is a wonderful technological achievement. One we don’t really appreciate until it is not working.

28 08 2009
kmarkhoover

My grandmother was funny. Sometimes we would all be sitting around watching TV or whatever and out of the blue she would say, “Thank God for air-conditioning.”

It was the one technological achievement she appreciated the most, lol.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

That’s funny. But it is a wonderful technological achievement. One we don’t really appreciate until it is not working.

28 08 2009
kmarkhoover

My grandmother was funny. Sometimes we would all be sitting around watching TV or whatever and out of the blue she would say, “Thank God for air-conditioning.”
It was the one technological achievement she appreciated the most, lol.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

That’s funny. But it is a wonderful technological achievement. One we don’t really appreciate until it is not working.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

That’s funny. But it is a wonderful technological achievement. One we don’t really appreciate until it is not working.

28 08 2009
kmarkhoover

My grandmother was funny. Sometimes we would all be sitting around watching TV or whatever and out of the blue she would say, “Thank God for air-conditioning.”
It was the one technological achievement she appreciated the most, lol.

28 08 2009
bearleyport

“How did people survive life in the South in the days before air conditioning?”

Depends on money and know-how. (That said, the ancient Egyptians had air-conditioning…)

Today, people build the same way and with the same materials wherever they go. Wasn’t too long ago though that people used to cook outdoors in hot weather. They got wet and kept well-hydrated. They took it easy during the hottest times of the day. They kept the inside of the house out of the sun and well-ventilated, with rising hot air sent out through vents or windows. They used fans. They — like the Egyptians — made use of evaporation. There are a lot of things that you can do without relying on fossil fuels. Sorry if your question was rhetorical, but I took it as historical — and futuristic, with consideration for the global warming and ever-diminishing supply of fossil fuels.

28 08 2009
bearleyport

“How did people survive life in the South in the days before air conditioning?”

Depends on money and know-how. (That said, the ancient Egyptians had air-conditioning…)

Today, people build the same way and with the same materials wherever they go. Wasn’t too long ago though that people used to cook outdoors in hot weather. They got wet and kept well-hydrated. They took it easy during the hottest times of the day. They kept the inside of the house out of the sun and well-ventilated, with rising hot air sent out through vents or windows. They used fans. They — like the Egyptians — made use of evaporation. There are a lot of things that you can do without relying on fossil fuels. Sorry if your question was rhetorical, but I took it as historical — and futuristic, with consideration for the global warming and ever-diminishing supply of fossil fuels.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Interesting stuff. I’d heard that about the Egyptians before.

It does make you wonder about what options are available in the event there weren’t any fossil fuels avaialble?

28 08 2009
bearleyport

Or — the mind boggles — we might want to save some of the fossil fuel we have left for something more useful than… surfing the net for ancient Egyptian methods of beating the heat. This burns coal, don’t you know. That contributes to the greenhouse effect, etc.

We’re all doomed, I say. Doomed.

29 08 2009
southernweirdo

Ah well. May as well party like it’s 1999.

29 08 2009
bearleyport

Who are you, the fartist formerly known as Prince?

28 08 2009
bearleyport

“How did people survive life in the South in the days before air conditioning?”

Depends on money and know-how. (That said, the ancient Egyptians had air-conditioning…)

Today, people build the same way and with the same materials wherever they go. Wasn’t too long ago though that people used to cook outdoors in hot weather. They got wet and kept well-hydrated. They took it easy during the hottest times of the day. They kept the inside of the house out of the sun and well-ventilated, with rising hot air sent out through vents or windows. They used fans. They — like the Egyptians — made use of evaporation. There are a lot of things that you can do without relying on fossil fuels. Sorry if your question was rhetorical, but I took it as historical — and futuristic, with consideration for the global warming and ever-diminishing supply of fossil fuels.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Interesting stuff. I’d heard that about the Egyptians before.

It does make you wonder about what options are available in the event there weren’t any fossil fuels avaialble?

28 08 2009
bearleyport

Or — the mind boggles — we might want to save some of the fossil fuel we have left for something more useful than… surfing the net for ancient Egyptian methods of beating the heat. This burns coal, don’t you know. That contributes to the greenhouse effect, etc.

We’re all doomed, I say. Doomed.

29 08 2009
southernweirdo

Ah well. May as well party like it’s 1999.

29 08 2009
bearleyport

Who are you, the fartist formerly known as Prince?

28 08 2009
bearleyport

“How did people survive life in the South in the days before air conditioning?”
Depends on money and know-how. (That said, the ancient Egyptians had air-conditioning…)
Today, people build the same way and with the same materials wherever they go. Wasn’t too long ago though that people used to cook outdoors in hot weather. They got wet and kept well-hydrated. They took it easy during the hottest times of the day. They kept the inside of the house out of the sun and well-ventilated, with rising hot air sent out through vents or windows. They used fans. They — like the Egyptians — made use of evaporation. There are a lot of things that you can do without relying on fossil fuels. Sorry if your question was rhetorical, but I took it as historical — and futuristic, with consideration for the global warming and ever-diminishing supply of fossil fuels.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Interesting stuff. I’d heard that about the Egyptians before.
It does make you wonder about what options are available in the event there weren’t any fossil fuels avaialble?

28 08 2009
bearleyport

Or — the mind boggles — we might want to save some of the fossil fuel we have left for something more useful than… surfing the net for ancient Egyptian methods of beating the heat. This burns coal, don’t you know. That contributes to the greenhouse effect, etc.
We’re all doomed, I say. Doomed.

29 08 2009
southernweirdo

Ah well. May as well party like it’s 1999.

29 08 2009
bearleyport

Who are you, the fartist formerly known as Prince?

29 08 2009
bearleyport

Who are you, the fartist formerly known as Prince?

29 08 2009
southernweirdo

Ah well. May as well party like it’s 1999.

28 08 2009
bearleyport

Or — the mind boggles — we might want to save some of the fossil fuel we have left for something more useful than… surfing the net for ancient Egyptian methods of beating the heat. This burns coal, don’t you know. That contributes to the greenhouse effect, etc.
We’re all doomed, I say. Doomed.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Interesting stuff. I’d heard that about the Egyptians before.
It does make you wonder about what options are available in the event there weren’t any fossil fuels avaialble?

28 08 2009
bearleyport

“How did people survive life in the South in the days before air conditioning?”
Depends on money and know-how. (That said, the ancient Egyptians had air-conditioning…)
Today, people build the same way and with the same materials wherever they go. Wasn’t too long ago though that people used to cook outdoors in hot weather. They got wet and kept well-hydrated. They took it easy during the hottest times of the day. They kept the inside of the house out of the sun and well-ventilated, with rising hot air sent out through vents or windows. They used fans. They — like the Egyptians — made use of evaporation. There are a lot of things that you can do without relying on fossil fuels. Sorry if your question was rhetorical, but I took it as historical — and futuristic, with consideration for the global warming and ever-diminishing supply of fossil fuels.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

It’s not Bourbon around these parts. We call it whiskey. I prefer some Wild Turkey, ye Old Kickin Chicken.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

That’s funny. But it is a wonderful technological achievement. One we don’t really appreciate until it is not working.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Interesting stuff. I’d heard that about the Egyptians before.

It does make you wonder about what options are available in the event there weren’t any fossil fuels avaialble?

28 08 2009
wendigomountain

Awwww yeah.

I’m a Glenfiddich man meself. Or more likely, Jamesons, cause the other stuff costs waaay too much.

28 08 2009
bearleyport

Or — the mind boggles — we might want to save some of the fossil fuel we have left for something more useful than… surfing the net for ancient Egyptian methods of beating the heat. This burns coal, don’t you know. That contributes to the greenhouse effect, etc.

We’re all doomed, I say. Doomed.

28 08 2009
southernweirdo

Fittingly enough, the name of the company that serviced the A/C unit was … wait for it … Southern Comfort! No kidding.

29 08 2009
southernweirdo

Ah well. May as well party like it’s 1999.

29 08 2009
bearleyport

Who are you, the fartist formerly known as Prince?

29 08 2009
wendigomountain

You just can’t make that stuff up! LOL

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