August 05, 2008

Excessive Heat Advisory...

that is what all of the local Little Rock news stations had been saying and then it happened. Saturday night the house temperature got no lower than 80 degrees. We slept with ceiling fans and no covers. It was bearable. We thought maybe we just needed freon.

Woke up Sunday morning Addison had what appeared to be bug bites including 1 with a blister. Addison did have the chicken pox vaccine but just to be safe I did not want her to spread germs to the church preschool area so we stayed home. Temperature in the house slowly rose I called Gatling's Heating and Air. Expected temperature for outside was 105 degrees and I will not even mention what the heat index was supposed to be.

The on call person came out and went to check for freon. I waited patiently in the house hoping it was just freon. On call person came back to door and let me have the bad news. The compressor was gone and we needed a new unit. He would call me 1st thing Monday morning.

I called Holiday Inn Express to make reservation because remember expected temp for Sunday was 105 degrees and I will not even mention what the heat index was supposed to be. After 2 lovely nights of staying at the Holiday Inn Express, swimming, relaxing, Addison falling into the pool head first, hotel fire alarm going off in the middle of the night we are now back home and very proud owners of a brand new, shiny air conditioning unit. Thank goodness for emergency funds. Addison adapted well to the hotel. She enjoyed swimming and most of all climbing on the luggage cart. She has become quite the little climber.

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