Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Things

1. Our current dilemma: The air conditioning check up tech said everything is fine (more or less), it works (technically, it blows cool air), and there's nothing specifically wrong, but since it's 22 years old, it's not sucking out the heat as well as it should and not cooling as well as it should. Its current SEER is around 10. That's... not good. There's nothing to fix/replace. It's just old age. It could die at any time, but there aren't any indications of when. He also said that it's going to keep declining and we'll notice it working less & less effectively (like we did the weekend we got home from NC). In fact, he said that this summer on the 85+ days, we'll have trouble with it keeping the house cooled to 78.

So annoying! We can ride it out until we are sure we want to replace it (ready to spend the $) or until it dies and we have to replace it (and suffer without it for a few days). If we wait, we'll likely suffer a bit on the super hot & muggy days in July & August. Or we can just bite the bullet now and spend the $ for a new one. Or we can just move into the perpetually cool basement for the super hot days. Or we could replace it and be happy anywhere in the house on hot days.

What to do...?????????

2. Meanwhile the yard guys came today. So SP decided it was time to check the mail. Funny how when the customer is home, everything gets done and gets done nicely.

3. After my tablet froze a gazillion times last night and re-booted a zillion times, I think it's pretty clear it's time for me to replace it. Tomorrow's shopping includes a trip to Best Buy.

4. When does the weekend cocktail hour start? I see $ flying out of the bank account and feel stressed.

4 comments:

  1. Life is fraught with problems. In South Africa ,we have load shedding .This occurs when our national electricity provider simply shuts off supply for at least 2 hours at a time,sometimes 2 to 3 times per day . today ,Sunday, we have been off since 7 am and it has just been restored at 2.30.this fluctuation destroys appliances and computers because of the power surges when elec is restored.regards to SP

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  2. Life is fraught with problems. In South Africa ,we have load shedding .This occurs when our national electricity provider simply shuts off supply for at least 2 hours at a time,sometimes 2 to 3 times per day . today ,Sunday, we have been off since 7 am and it has just been restored at 2.30.this fluctuation destroys appliances and computers because of the power surges when elec is restored.regards to SP

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  3. If you can wait the AC out, do it. In Sept the sales will save you $$$

    Barb

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    1. Thanks! We decided to not wait, we decided to just do it! I'd rather not risk misery in July-August when the inside temps are 87-89 without a/c.

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