Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Bargains and Recycling
Finally a tech showed up to look at our downstairs central air unit, after numerous calls inquiring "where is he" only 7 hours late, grrrr. The news wasn't good. The repairs will be over $1,000.00. Our unit is 23 years old, certainly not worth putting that sort of money into soooo....it's time to shop around for this BIG ticket item.
Replacing both units are on our need to do list before retirement. Looks like we will be crossing that project off the list sooner than we thought. Until we decide on the brand and company we want to use I will continue to beat the heat as best I can. Thank goodness the upstairs unit is still running. I don't think I could stand to sleep in a hot house.
I didn't get much accomplished today other than trying not to blow a gasket over the terrible service we were receiving. I kid you not I was on the phone over 3 hours with customer service. They had the nerve to call tonight asking when they could set up an appointment to give us an estimate on a new unit. Your kidding me right!!!! Also had another monkey wrench thrown in, our Internet and phone were out all morning, thank goodness for cell phones.
All in all a pretty stinky day. Tyler was over for a Nanny day, needless to say he wasn't too happy with his Nanny time. At one point he said to me "I want to call Mommy, you don't have any time for me today" that almost made me cry. The repair man was lucky he was outside working, I think I could have done him some harm with my bare hands knowing he was messing with Ty boys Nanny time.
Today is a NEW day. The crock pot is going with a nice pork roast, my sister delivered a package of spaetzle yesterday that I will use as a side, along with a cucumber and fresh tomato. This will be a nice change of pace for dinner. I have had no desire to eat or cook in the hot kitchen but I am sick to death of just throwing something together at the end of the day. What the heck, if need be I will fix my plate and have dinner in bed where the air is still working!!
The To Do's for today are basically done. I finished the housework downstairs this morning by 6:00 AM while the house was still cool enough to work in. I have a quilt cut out from the UFO basket that might get some TLC along with an additional Bitty garment I want to try. As long as I sit under a ceiling fan to work all is good. Well that might be a bit of an overstatement!! Ha