Well, last weekend we visited Hell, but on Friday we felt like we were actually living there because it was a zillion degrees in our house.
It's one thing to buy a house in December and say, "No air conditioning? No problem! We love the fresh air!" and it's quite another to try to sleep on May 27th when it was 94 degrees all day with 74% humidity and your bedroom will not cool down past 86 degrees.
I was yearning for the days of yore when we were dealing with the opposite problem of dry heat and subarctic temperatures.
Our house has one air conditioning wall unit in the family room and a very old one in the kitchen. And by very old I mean it was manufactured during the first Regan administration.
And it has wood paneling on the front.
However, it still works like a charm so obviously the GE engineers of 1984 were doing something right even if the decor and style were questionable.
Matt and I went to Wal Mart on Saturday to buy an air conditioner for our bedroom because we are weak and high maintenance and I'm a bear if I don't get 8 hours of solid sleep, but they only had one model left and it cost $400.00. That's a high price to pay for a cool bedroom.
A Wal Mart employee told us that they restocked 260 air conditioners on Friday night and all but 4 were gone by Saturday morning.
We went next door to Lowe's and they had a plethora of appropriately priced air conditioners. We bought one and also breezed through the lumber department for some more chicken coop supplies.
When we bought our chickens someone told us that our first dozen eggs will cost us a thousand dollars, and she was right. This chicken coop is quickly approaching the short but prestigious list of valuable items we own, including my pearl necklace and our wedding rings. I think we need to add a line item in our will for this chicken coop.
Luckily it's almost finished, because the girls are still in a box in the garage, but they're getting big.
We came home from running errands a few weeks ago and Daisy was standing outside her Rubbermaid container looking in.
She had literally flown the coop.
I bet she was too hot and looking for the land of air conditioning.