Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 27

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What is the first thing you do in the morning?

Pee. Doesn't everyone?!

Then, I immediately wash my face and brush my teeth. After that, I usually go down to the basement and make myself a super delicious cup of coffee with my Keurig machine. I bring my coffee back up to my room, make my bed, then immediately plop myself down on it, and turn on my laptop. After I check my email, I check in on all of you guys.

Oh, and then, if I have to, I start getting ready for work. But, I'm in summer mode right now, which means I get to watch my favorite morning news show all the way to the end (woo hoo!) which then goes right into Regis & Kelly. I usually watch that in the kitchen while I empty the dishwasher, feed and water the dog, water my plants, vacuum up dog hair, you know, the usual.

Wow, I think I went WAY beyond what was asked here. Sorry.

A little update on the tragic air-conditioner situation - IT'S STILL FUCKING BROKEN!!!

I spoke to my dad's friend (who installed the unit) on Monday, and explained the situation. He had me go outside, in the blazing heat, to read the model number and serial number to him, so he could get the parts. He said he would call me the next day. Ok, great. He also told me to turn the unit off because it could ruin the compressor. Well, sorry, THAT'S not gonna happen! I figured, what the hell, the thing already needs to be replaced. I'm just gonna wait til it goes off again, THEN I'll leave it off. Thank the sweet Lord, it stayed on, at least until I went to bed. But, sure enough, it was off in the morning.

Well, yesterday came and went, no phone call. It actually wasn't that bad, though, because we've had some really beautiful weather the past couple of days. The temperature was around 75, with cool breezes from late Monday afternoon until this morning. It actually got so cold last night, that it woke me up (I had all my bedroom windows open) and I had to get under the covers. But, I knew the heat was coming, since they kept talking about it every time there was a weather report. I figured I'd have to call my dad's friend again today.

As luck would have it, he called me around 9:10 this morning. He said he was getting ready to leave, and asked if it was raining. I told him it was overcast, but not raining yet. As I waited for him, it was getting darker and darker outside. Around 10:15, I started hearing thunder in the distance. Great. I was trying to figure out how I could pitch a tent over my air-conditioning unit, cuz come hell or high water, it was getting fixed!!

Tom finally showed up at almost 11:30. He went outside, checked out the unit, then came in and checked out the inside stuff. He said, yes, it was definitely the compressor. He said it had a really bad short, and doesn't know how I was getting it to stay on at all. He said that every time I flipped the switch, it should have immediately tripped the circuit breaker. Well, whatever. I don't know why that happened, who cares! Now I'm just waiting to find out how long it was going to take him to fix it.

Get ready, here comes the best part.

He tells me, "Ok, well I'm gonna head back to the shop and see if I can track down this part for ya." WTF?!?!?! I thought the reason you had me go outside on MONDAY was so that you'd have the damn part when you got here!! ARGH!

I couldn't really say much since he was doing me the favor by coming out and fixing it, but still, I was NOT happy. Naturally, the temperature continued to rise all day today. Right now, I'm sitting here feeling sticky and icky. Thankfully, I'm about to leave for my girlfriend's salon to get my hair done. We're ALWAYS freezing when we're there cuz she keeps the salon like an icebox. I can hardly wait.

Send out some positive vibes that this repair will be completed tomorrow. Please. I'm begging you.

3 comments:

karen gerstenberger said...

I'm sending you ALL of the cool-air thoughts that we are SO DONE WITH here! You can have them! =) May we please have some of the sun and heat - and you can keep the humidity?

Busy Bee Suz said...

Sorry about the a/c issue....oy. Your morning routine sounds perfect! I can't hardly do anything before I get my coffee in me.

betty & wilma said...

hey sistah, i had no idea this was going on. you have just been a hot mess... poor cheech. we keep it ice cold here, wanna come stay awhile? jo left monday morning and is now in austin, tx. with our bro. i will shoot you an email soon and fill you in on all our crap...

i hope its fixed by the time you read this.

c