I was reminded this past week, once again, how grateful I am that I still rent. After two days in the mid-80s, I broke down and turned on the air conditioning a couple of nights ago in order to sleep without sweating. It immediately started blowing.
I wandered around the house turning off the fans and closing all the windows and doors. Then I went to bed.
Two hours later, I woke up sweating! I checked the A/C control unit and it was 80+ in the house and the setting was set to 75. Ugh!
I turned it off and went back to bed, knowing I would literally sweat the night away.
The A/C guys have me those directions the last time they were here. And they have been here every single summer since we lived here. (We’ve been here 3 years last month.)
I did go ahead and call our landlord and let him know that we now have a “manual start” A/C unit. He said that if it happens again to let him know and he will get someone out here. I was just glad it started. The last couple of 80+ degree weather days have been much more pleasant with A/C.
But what I was really grateful for was that I do not have to worry for one second the cost of fixing or worse replacing our A/C unit! And that is worth it’s weight in gold. Here’s to renting for the foreseeable future!
On a side note, Princess and I sat down and worked out that when she graduates next year, this will be the longest we have ever lived in any one house since her dad and I split 13 years ago. We have moved 9 times in those 13 years.