Friday, August 08, 2008

Friday Cat Blogging

You looking at me?

This is Tigger on his favorite perch--for whatever reason he seems to prefer it to the slightly higher spot, maybe because it's easier to swipe at me when I pass--however he eschewed it last night and hung out with the groundlings, thanks to an air conditioner problem that, thankfully, was minor: the intake from the condenser pan clogged, triggering an auto shutoff switch. Wish I'd known...instead, the ceiling fans ran at maximum power last night, which kept the interior temperature from getting TOO out of control (it held steady at around 85 degrees--normally I keep it at 78, which, combined with high ceilings and the fans, is perfectly comfortable.)

This morning the repairman came over and "fixed" the problem...well, at least he knew what the problem was, and right away, which is why he earns his money.

I'm not stupid, but...I know that I DON'T KNOW a lot of stuff. Better to pay money to those who DO know than to risk screwing things up even worse.

For the record, the a/c went out once before, and the repair wasn't quite as simple: a bad circuit board, installed when I had a new furnace put in, which was oh so fun...$2800 bucks worth of fun, and a lesson to never fully trust house inspectors. They told me the furnace was fine, but the hot water heater was old and could go any time. Three years later the water heater's still going (knock on wood); the furnace didn't last even a single Loosiana winter.

Anyway, I'm much relieved re: the a/c--last night I kept wondering how the hell I was going to manage what I thought might be an expensive repair. I think Tigger's pretty happy, too.

Oh--and the repair guy was telling me it's been a pretty rough haul of late: apparently a lot of folks have been putting off needed repairs thanks to things like $4 a gallon gasoline. Ouch.


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