The Heat Won (And I'm Not Talking Basketball)
posted Jun 26 2013 6:29PM
So I finally caved and installed my air conditioner. The holdout has ended. I was sitting there Sunday night, my clothes drenched in sweat. I was sucking down glass after glass of water, and I realized that I could expedite the process by just pouring it over my head. I'd drink it and it would come out my pores, seemingly seconds later.
So I trudged in, got the AC out of the closet, and set it up in the window. I wasn't happy to have to do it, but I'll freely admit I was glad when I turned it on and the place began to cool off. I'm thinking about sleeping on my couch, as I did last summer, because it is closer to the window. As it is now, I go to bed and by the time I wake up, I'm all perspired up again, but the living room is cool because the AC, which usually cycles off overnight, is running again. I have it set at 71 degrees. That seems to be about the optimum temperature. Much higher and it becomes uncomfortable. And I'm one of those set it and forget it types. I set the temp and leave it, and when I leave to come to work, I set the timer to kick on right before I get home. I mean, there's no sense running the thing when I'm not home, right? Unless it's cheaper to just let it run according to the temperature....I can never keep that stuff straight.
I'm sure I'll have more meandering thoughts on this topic as the summer continues. Cheers. Stay cool.