Monday, July 25, 2011

heat wave

Last week Vermont experienced a little heat wave. When we moved here I promised myself that I wouldn't complain about the cold.

I didn't promise anything about the heat...

We are used to hot summer temperatures, but we are not used to hot summer temperatures with humidity. And we are definitely not used to hot summer temperatures, with humidity, with out A/C.

Day 1: It reached a mild 92 degrees in our house, so we hunkered down in our basement (where it was a cool 85 degrees) with a fan, our camping chairs, and The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again. By 1:00 AM it had cooled down to 89, and we managed a fitful night's sleep.

Day 2: We dropped Jacob off at his air conditioned office and then spent the entire day basking in the cool waters of Lake Champlain.

That evening we decided there was no way we were going to survive without A/C, so we called around trying to find any store that still had window units in stock. At about 9:50 PM we ended up at a Lowe's 20 minutes from our house. They had 1 unit left. It was much bigger than we had originally planned on buying, but it was a good unit, and they gave us a discount. We couldn't pass it up. Unfortunately, it was so big that it didn't fit in our car. Fortunately, our super nice neighbor was available and willing to drive down and pick it up for us.

Day 3: Jacob spent the day building a stand to mount the A/C. The girls thought it was the coolest thing ever, that we could take the screen out of the window. They soon discovered the joys of throwing stuffed animals out the window for each other to catch. The A/C was installed and running in time for me to enjoy the cool air when I got back from my hot, sweaty jog that evening.


Erin L said...

We're buying the Bagley's a/c, so the Morey's saved us by letting us use one of their units. We were dying last week.

Heather said...

That's good that you were able to borrow one. Being pregnant in this heat I'm sure is miserable.