That has to be a real load off y'all's mind. Congratulations on the good news and the good timing, too. Another couple of months? Whew . . .<br><br>Talk about . <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
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we hit 65 today, but the furnace will likely come on tonight as the temps dip down into the 40s. air conditioning is still months away for us. <br><br>Poly, "if you ever moved to Florida" -- yeah right. <br><br>
We use window units. Three cool our entire house, but they're big ones. Unfortunately, they're making them like crap these days. I've got one that goes out in April of every year. April 1, in fact. (ok, March 31 last year) So, I've got the parts on order for it. Should be here today or tomorrow. The dead part is usually a capacitor about the size of a can of Coke, only about 2 inches taller. I'll replace it myself. Funny thing; the repairman comes right out the day they diagnose the problem, but when the parts arrive and you schedule them to come back and install them, there's usually a delay of about 2-3 weeks. So, I just put them in myself. Last year, I was ready to remove the new parts and replace the old parts for the repairman to install, on the day, 3 weeks later, when he finally was going to come out. So, I called up Sears warranty services and told them the situation. I said "I've already installed the parts, and it's been running for two weeks. But if that's going to void my warranty, I'll restore it to exactly the way it was, and let your repairman come out and 'fix' it, and I'll deny that any of this ever took place." They said "it won't void your warranty. Just leave the parts in it and we'll tell the repairman to skip your house." <br><br>Anyway, that unit went out last week. Another went out on Friday. We just went out and bought another, and I installed it on Friday. That's 2 units out. One was 2 years old, and the other goes out every year. The third is still running after 3 years! Amazing! <br><br>I wish we did not live in circumstances which require AC. <br><br><br>Shooshie<br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:green]Pictures and things</font color=green>
We lived in Miami for about seven years, between '60 and '67, and never had air conditioning. You get used to it. I know I'm being an old fart, but all this conditioning just softens the species. <br><br>[color:red]</font color=red> [color:orange]</font color=orange> [color:yellow]</font color=yellow> [color:green]</font color=green> [color:blue]</font color=blue> [color:purple]</font color=purple>
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I'm with you there. I've only stayed in Florida for three two six week stretches but in the 70's no AC and loved it. I love the heat and the humidity. Got tennis courts in the middle of the day. Might change my tune if I had to do 24/7 365 but living in refrigerators suck. <br><br>
I could live without AC easily enough, but I can't live with the mold and mildew caused by the humidity. I'm allergic to mold spores, so it's either AC or sinus infections. Or I could move to Arizona... <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I grew up here without AC. It was brutal most summers.<br><p><hr></blockquote><p>Likewise in the piney woods north of Houston. 80 Miles from the coast, the humidity was sweltering. When I go back there today, I'm amazed we could live in that. We did not have AC until I was about 12 years old. We had an attic fan, and we had tall windows. Many of our windows stretched from floor to ceiling, and you'd open up the bottom or the top, depending on what you needed; usually both. In summertime we drank a LOT of iced tea, lemonade, and good old water. We had to feed and water the horses twice a day, but we'd give them water all day long. Before we had automatic watering systems, we had to carry it in buckets. It doesn't take a mathematician to figure out that keeping a hundred horses watered with buckets in the summer heat was a full-time job. Oh well... built strong bones, I guess. <br><br>Shooshie<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:green]Pictures and things</font color=green>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>built strong bones, I guess<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Absolutely! Why it wasn't until I moved up north that I got arthritis.<br><br>Had nothing to do with age, mind you, just the difference in climate. <br><br>[color:red]</font color=red> [color:orange]</font color=orange> [color:yellow]</font color=yellow> [color:green]</font color=green> [color:blue]</font color=blue> [color:purple]</font color=purple>
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