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.

5 comments:

Amber Baker said...

Ah, the East coast. I've been back there in August before and it was HOT! I'm so glad you got it to work? Do you guys not have a dryer or are you a superwoman (or both)!? The kids look like they are having a great time!

Carrie said...

I'm glad you got your A/C going. There's nothing like humidity and heat!! It looks like you're settling in and doing well. How is Matt liking his job?

The Davies Family said...

IS that store called 'Aldi's?' We have it here to and its great! ok so I've actually never been there YET, but I've heard all kinds of great things about it..really cheap and the best place for canned goods to stock up on for food storage.
Yeah how bout this crazy green out here..I love it! and the moisture..give it some time you'll adjust then when you go home to Utah you will DRY out..I mean badly too, hair, skin etc..even us for that month we were there were so DRIED UP! and when it rains here, it rains! Gotta love the remnants of hurricanes!

Michelle said...

So good to hear you guys made it safe and are enjoyig the NE. The beach pictures are beautiful! Enjoy the coolness of the A/C! It is so great to know you have a blog so we can keep up on hoe you are doing!

jon and marni said...

Heather-
You are so brave!! I thought one day without AC in the TX humidity was bad news..........

And yet, I remember no A/C my entire growing up in the MN summers. How quickly we forget our pioneer selves?