Tuesday, April 08, 2008

My AC Nightmare Never Ends

My electric bill this month was "only" $165 this month. Wanna know why? Because this lovely little beast wasn't working again:


I've been living in a hot, humid house because I'm too stubborn to pay someone $500 for (what I was convinced was) a two minute fix. My neighbor, who is a certified heating and cooling guy, kept promising to come over and take a look at it. It never happened, so I just sweat my ass off and thought, "I should really go take a look at it myself."

I actually did get my lazy self out there today because I couldn't imagine living one more day, not only covered in regurgitated formula, but sweating from every pore on my body (trust me - by the end of the day, I smell amazing).

As I took a look at the air conditioner, a choir of angels started singing. I wouldn't have to call the $500 man. It was in fact, a two minute fix. Wires. I can do wires:


At the same time, an image popped into my head. I knew the culprit:


I remind this mutt daily with how horrible her life would be at the pound. She doesn't seem to care, because she chews everything she can get her annoying little teeth on.

But anyway, I turned off the breaker, vacuumed the AC (because I have so many dogs), spliced the wire, turned the breaker back on, turned the thermostat to 70, et voilĂ . The choir of angels was singing again.

And I'm not sweating. Hallelujah for two minute fixes.

10 comments:

CaliValleyGirl said...

I read this post, and started hearing the refrain from "I am woman, hear me roar" in my head! Way to go!

debey said...

''tuffy'' &Doug are very proud of you!

Nicole said...

Yeah no kidding! You ARE the woman! I am so sooooo bad at all of that stuff. There should be some kind of a class pre-home buying to teach the basics...

ABWF said...

You have to admit, even if she does have a fondness for chewing non-food items, she's one very cute mutt!

The Girl said...

God Bless the Dyson :)

Anonymous said...

Heat pumps are still the devil.


Don

Gypsy at heart said...

Congratulations on never giving up and being so self-sufficient! You are such an example to us all.

Anonymous said...

find a piece of flat concrete and lay it across the wires. No more dog chewing the wires.

Dad

AFSister said...

Wow.
That is SO damn cool.... I wish I could "do wire".!!!

Vonn** said...

I am thoroughly impressed. I would have paid the $500, because it would have far less expensive than the value of my home and everything in it.

Somehow, I'm sure I would have started a fire with my wire splicing.

You GO GURL!