Saturday, June 07, 2008

What I Learned This Pre-Summer

  1. A lake house is nice, except when it's in the 90s and the AC is broken.
  2. AC filters need to be changed periodically so that the AC can keep working.
  3. There is such a thing as a 24-hour emergency HVAC repair service.
  4. Just because you and your friends say over and over that the AC WILL be fixed, it doesn't necessarily produce the desired result.
  5. It is possible to sleep in an oppressively hot house, as long as you have a fan and a damp towel to drape over your legs and forehead, and you dose up on Benadryl.
  6. My car loves to kick off its hubcaps.
  7. There is always something useful to be learned in trying situations.
  8. I have more endurance and adaptability than I thought.
  9. It's not always a good idea to force through a vacation trip, because sometimes God doesn't mean for you to go.
  10. Even in the midst of trying situations, there are treasures such as fine regional cheeses, and excellent country meat-and-three restaurants to be found.
  11. Just because a store advertises itself as an Amish market does not mean that you will actually find any Amish people there, nor that they will necessarily have any locally produced Amish products.
  12. There is a time and place for makeup, and a lake house with no AC is not one of them.
  13. It is possible to fit more activities into a 29 hour trip than initially thought possible.
  14. Giving up and going home early because you're melting from the heat is not weak; it is sensible.

1 comment:

Mike Howell said...

Both my house and car A/C are currently broken, with no relief in site since we can't afford to fix anything.

I have decided to enjoy the heat.