Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sweating It

It's times like these that wreck a budget. One would think that income could be routed to planned things like bills and savings. Unfortunately, even though we scheduled preventive maintenance for our home air conditioner unit, that minor, predictable charge grew an extra $300+ when it was discovered that the 'oil pre-heater' needed replacing. So, we scheduled that. But shortly before the repairman came to handle that, I started hearing a bad bearing noise coming from the outside unit. He checked, and yes, the blower that keeps the heat exchanger coils cool was going out. Add another $500+, and schedule that visit. We set it up for tomorrow, the earliest he could get to it.

This morning, the noise changed, and the fan froze up. So, in the middle of a remarkable heat spell, we're doing without the AC, at least for one day. Cross fingers that the repair will come off as planned.

For the first time in weeks, the temperature was in the 90's instead of the 100's, but the rain that visited Central Texas has visited everywhere but here. I suppose once the AC is fixed, our chances for moisture will be improved.

But probably that will happen after nearly $1000 has vanished without increasing our savings, lowering our bills, or even being blown on a few smiles. I'm inclined to believe that money is an elaborate fantasy that we've all bought into. But you can all thank me for doing my part to improve the economy by putting more cash into circulation.

You're welcome.

1 comment:

Bill Crider said...

You'll get a few smiles when the A/C comes back on again.