So I broke down again. I couldn’t have my sweet honey baby sitting in our living room sweating from the summer
(or late spring) heat. The curtains are working well, but we still needed something to take the edge off.
I hopped in my car last night and headed for Lowes. Laura asked if I could drop her off to do some walking. I did that and went on my merry way. On my way to Lowes, I listened to the Irish show on NPR…more of that in the next post. So listen to this…I get to Lowes and pull in the parking lot. Hmmmm…seems like there aren’t too many cars here. I was on a mission because I wanted to get the new air conditioner as well as two more trees to plant close to the house. I want more shade on the front windows.
I saw a bunch of employees pushing the lawn tractors back inside, so I stopped and asked what time they closed. The girl told me 7PM. Man!!! I forgot it was Sunday. Oh well, I decided to drive over to Home Depot. This really screwed me up because I had the perfect air conditioner picked out online from all the reseach I did. It was Energy Star certified and everything. All I had to do was to go get it.
I walked into Home Depot and took a look at what they had as far as air conditioners. The big 24,500 BTU ones were absolutely huge and would never fit in my car. They also required 230 volt and I have 115. the one I was going to get at Lowes was the “Samsung 12,300 BTU Electronic Window Type Air Conditioner with ENERGY STARÂ®.” Seemed like a sweet ride. All I could seem to find was an 800 BTU air conditioner that was good for a 340FT room. This really sucked. I thought that maybe I could just get two of them and split them up among rooms. I put one in my cart and strolled into the garden center.
Gee…what happened to all the good trees? All gone. Boy, people sure do wipe these places out. I guess it is a good thing because that means people are intelligent enough to plant trees. Doesn’t help me out any though. I left there and went back to the air conditioner section again. I looked to my left and discovered all the air conditioners that I missed before. I noticed a nice LG 11,500 BTU air conditioner that covered about 550FT, so I was in pretty decent shape with that one. I plopped it in my cart and left.
Well, today Laura and I just got home from her parent’s house and turned on the new AC. Boy is it nice to cool the place off just a bit. I feel totally guilty, but we are going to keep it to a bare minimum. Also, Paul and I are hopefully going to hit the other Home Depot tomorrow to look through the slim pickins of trees again.