My old air conditioner gave up the ghost yesterday. The service company was able to send people out to my house to put in a new one this afternoon, so I didn’t roast too much; but it was a large unplanned expense. Not exactly unexpected, as the old unit obviously didn’t have much life remaining. It had gotten so noisy that I pulled my bed away from the wall last year, so it wouldn’t disturb my sleep.

While I might have preferred to keep it going a while longer and spend the money on something else, having a new, quiet, modern air conditioner is a good thing. And being able to buy it right away is something to be grateful for in itself, rather than having to leave the windows open all summer (which happened about twenty years ago in our starter house when we didn’t have much money). So, I can’t complain.

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  1. Indira Mukhopadhyay

    Nowadays I’m also grateful for air-conditioners. In coastal areas, they go long before they are due. We are also facing the same problem. That’s a nice quote. Have a nice cool day.

  2. Glad you didn’t roast too much and was able to get a new one so quickly. I have one that is only a couple of years old so it will serve well for years to come…here in FL it is a necessity 🙂 Wishing you a beautiful and cool summer!

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