2 years ago
Saturday, September 6, 2008
AHHH ... A/C!
Just random little thoughts on our 2nd week here ...
...We've been struggling with our AC, meaning we haven't been able to get it working since we moved in. With humidity at least 70% nearly everyday, it has made it so we're sweating in places we didn't know possible. So after two days in a row of 84 degrees inside our house, and humidity about the same, we jiggled and wiggled the AC short until, voila, it kicked on! Oh, what heaven! .... The twins chest-of-drawers is old-school, in that it doesn't have tracks and rollers, so the drawers have swollen and it takes a mighty pull to get them to open.
...I've had my first experiences of hanging our laundry out to dry, per the picture, and asked my neighbor, "does it ever actually dry will all the humidity?" She laughed and said, "yes, just hang it in the morning and don't forget to get it by late afternoon," (when the storms pop up).
...It's amazing what joy the discovery of an inexpensive grocery store will bring. We discovered one only blocks from our home. It's the kind where you have to insert a quarter before you can get a cart (that insures you return your cart on your own to retrieve your quarter, and saves the store from having to hire a grocery cart gatherer). And it's also kind of like Sam's Club, where there are no grocery bags - no boxes either, unless you bring your own. But oh, the prices! We found prices comparable to Utah's on most items, and a tad higher on others.
...We didn't do any real exploring this weekend. Decided to stay home and try to organize the house. Matt got this shot of the kiddos in a cardboard box.
...As I write this we are getting drenched by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hanna. When I heard on the radio today that we could get 3-6 inches of rain today/tonight, I thought "that's 1/4 to 1/2 of what Utah gets in a YEAR!" No wonder it's tree and green happy everywhere! The TV news just said we have a flood warning in effect (even heard about a tornado warning in Southern CT), because it's raining at a rate of 2" per hour! Crazy.