Thank you to anyone who was sending their good vibes toward our ancient AC unit telling it to just let go and retire to the inefficient appliance graveyard in the sky. It died a slow, very warm and humid death on Monday night. We woke up Tuesday morning, after tossing and turning all night, sticking to the sheets, to a lovely temperature of 88 degrees inside. It was cooler outside than in. When I got home yesterday evening, it was up to 97 degrees, INSIDE. Luckily since the floor in the 'library' room downstairs had already been cleared for me to block my shawl, we put down sleeping bags and camped out downstairs on the floor in the cooler air. I don't know which is worse, a comfortable bed with hot air, or the hard floor with cool air. Neither makes for any kind of quality sleep time. My butt was dragging today and I've had a headache just lingering in the background waiting to wrestle me to the ground.
I started on a pair of fingerless gloves yesterday with the wonderful hand spun yarn that was given to me by our favorite knitter, known by anyone who knits, Claudia. (It's the darker brown yarn on the left) I won the yarn by answering her quiz questions on her blog correctly. The cuff that is shown is with leftover Misty Alpaca that I had from hats I made for a couple of friends last Christmas. The main part of the glove will be made with the handspun. I was hoping to be able to make them entirely with the handspun, but I don't think there would be quite enough and I wanted to make something I could get a lot of use out of since it was such special yarn. :) I have a Celtic knot cable design I'm trying to decide on for the top part of the glove. I pulled out my copy of Viking Patterns for Knitting and I think I've found one that will work.
I got home and the new AC is in and working!! It's actually a more powerful unit and we have cool air in all the rooms! Whoopieeeeee..
Now off to a restful and COOL night of sleep. :)
It figures your air would go out when it's 102 outside. But it's good to see you are cool again!ReplyDelete
I am standing and singing the halleluia chorus for the new AC! Oh,did you hear that high note?ReplyDelete
Yay! We have to start looking around for a new a/c unit too. Any recommendations as to companies?ReplyDelete
Hooray for AC! How did we ever live without it??ReplyDelete
I don't know how you did it! I would have checked myself into a motel, PRONTO!ReplyDelete
Bless your heart...and your entire self! I can't believe you survived even one night without AC. I'm with Steve, I would have found the nearest hotel!ReplyDelete
Yikes, it always chooses the hottest part of the summer to let you down. Glad to hear that you have replaced it with something better. My landlord tends to down grade when replacing things!ReplyDelete