Saturday, May 14, 2011

Relief

As is usual, we were told a time frame during which the A/C repair people would be coming.

As is also usual, we were then called and told that "The jobs ahead of yours are taking longer than we thought, so we will have to reschedule."

This has happened to us over and over, with every A/C company the home warranty company sends out. Why even tell people a time frame if you know there is absolutely no way you can keep it?

This time, i lost it. While i didn't get mean, i did tell them in no uncertain terms that in the past two days of no air, i had suffered three bouts of tachycardia, and that i could not continue to wait until the weekend was over.

They had someone out here two hours later, and it only took a few minutes to change the wire that had burned out in the unit. It took them longer to remove and replace the cover of the unit than it did to fix it!

No, we don't run the air at arctic blast, but at least we are more comfortable.


Today is

Carabao Festival -- Philippines (through tomorrow)

Dance Like a Chicken Day

Hastings Banda's Birthday -- Malawi

International Migratory Bird Day

Izumo-taisha Shrine Grand Festival -- Izumo-taisha, Japan

Learn About Butterflies Day

Mars Invictus -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Midnight Sun at North Cape -- Norway (the sun will not set until July 30)

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

National Miniature Golf Day

National Unification Day -- Liberia

National Windmill Days -- The Netherlands, through the weekend

"Stars and Stripes Forever" Day

Stay up All Night Night

St. Bonifatius' Day (4th Ice Saint)

St. Matthias' Day (patron against alcoholism)

Underground America Day (imagine what our landscapes would look like if more of our buildings were under ground)


Birthdays Today:

Miranda Cosgrove, 1993
Dan Auerbach, 1979
Martine McCutdcheon, 1976
Cate Blanchett, 1969
Danny Wood, 1969
Jose Da Silveira, 1965
Tim Roth, 1961
David Byrne, 1952
Robert Zemechis, 1951
George Lucas, 1944
Jack Bruce, 1943
Bobby Darin, 1936
Laszlo Kovacs, 1933
Otto Klemperer, 1885
Thomas Gainsborough, 1727
Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, 1686


Today in History:

Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony, 1607
Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination, 1796
The Lewis and Clark expedition sets out, 1804
Paraguay gains independence from Spain, 1811
The first edition of the London Illustrated Times is published, 1842
Gail Borden patents her process for condensed milk, 1853
Vaseline, the first petroleum jelly, is marketed, 1878
Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five, 1939
Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established; immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, 1948
Kuwait joins the United Nations, 1963
Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched, 1973

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