Saturday, August 16, 2008

Out with the bad air, in with the good

There's always some sort of surprise after a vacation. In our case, it's the air conditioning. We had it repaired the minute we arrived home on Wednesday. But less than 24 hours later, it was out of commission again. We've been nursing the fourteen year old unit along since we bought this house seven years ago, and it was finally time to stop. So today, we're replacing the whole thing. The guys should be here any minute to yank out all of the crippled heating and air conditioning and put in shiny new high-efficiency goodies. While it's not the most fun thing to have to pay for right after a trip, we have known for some time that the day was coming, so it will be good to have it finished.

5 comments:

Colleen O said...

Awh, I miss you being in England already! I didn't catch the first part, what got you on the 9 week vacation in the first place? Or do you do this every summer!?!

Chris said...

Great question! No, we don't do this every year. It was probably a once in a lifetime deal. My husband is in England working for several months, so we joined him for the kids' summer break. We could never have afforded something like this normally!

Chris said...

With the broken air-con I bet you wished you were back here in the rain :) Glad you all had a safe journey back though!

Cassie said...

Wow! Just wanted you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed all your posts while you were in London! What a wonderful experience for your girls!!
Glad you are back home, safe and were able to sleep in your beds!! There's nothing better than that first night back in your bed, is there?

manicstamper said...

WOW....I only just discovered your blog today and had a great time reading all your posts about your holiday in London.