Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sweating the Blues

We have a home warranty, so our broken A/C should be covered.

The problem is they don't send people out on weekends. On Monday, the contracted service provider will call and schedule and appointment to look at it.

Meanwhile, the cats lie around, seeking cool spots that are not to be found.

Brother-in-law's downstairs apartment neighbor used to be an A/C repair guy. He no longer has a business, and is on disability. For $20, he came over and tested out the unit. He says the outdoor portion of the unit is gone.

There are 3 choices of repairs he sees. It is possible that by replacing one cheap part, it could go for another month or so. By replacing a second, more expensive and more complicated part, it could last a year or so, maybe. He thinks the whole thing is shot and needs to simply be totally replaced.

Of course, the verdict lies with the insurance company and the service provider and what they work out. No matter what repair, we only pay our deductible. I hope they don't decide to go cheap, and then we end up calling them in another month and shelling out another deductible.

Brother-in-law, The Mouth, who eats us out of house and home every Sunday, has decided not to eat with us today. He does not do no A/C.

Today is

Declaration of the Bab -- Baha'i

Linnaeus Day, Sweden

Lucky Penny Day

National Taffy Day

Neighbor Day

Pentecost/WhitSunday -- All Christians

Rosalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (rose festival)

Vulcan's Day -- Ancient Roman Calendar

World Crohn's and Colitis Day

World Turtle Day

Anniversaries Today:

South Carolina becomes the 8th US state, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Kelly Monaco, 1976
Ken Jennings, 1974
Jewel, 1974
Mitch Albom, 1958
Drew Carey, 1958
Marvin Hagler, 1952
Joan Collins, 1933
Rosemary Clooney, 1928
Helen O'Connell, 1920
Scatman Crothers, 1910
Artie Shaw, 1910
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., 1883
Carolus Linnaeus, 1707
Emperor Qinzong of China, 1100

Today in History:

Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne, 1430
The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void, 1533
The Netherlands declare their independence from Spain, 1568
The Second Defenestration of Prague precipitates the Thirty Years' War, 1618
After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London, 1701
Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals, 1785
Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy, 1805
South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, 1813
The Báb announces his revelation, founding Bábism (the Baha'i Faith), 1844
Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan, 1863
The Canadian Parliament establishes the North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1873
The fist transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC, 1887
The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, "The Karnival Kid", is released, 1929
American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana, 1934
Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with the People's Republic of China, 1951
Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion announces that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann had been captured, 1960
The first version of the Java programming language is released, 1995
The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes, 1998
The fastest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka opens at Six Flags Great Adventure, 2005
Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts, 2006

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