The one thing that I had nightmares about, the thing I was terrified would happen, DID. My air conditioner has gone on leave, as in it has failed in its main purpose in life, as in it was 83F all day yesterday in this house! Central air is not an adjective that this house can comfortably claim, at least as of yesterday! I actually am not really certain when this MUCH needed device failed to proceed, since I am just generally hot all the time! That isn’t bragging, that’s just a statement of temperate fact.
Barb came over and had a look-see at the thermostat, Glenn advised from China, and Justin the property manager finally touched base with me, giving me step by step advice. Nothing did any good. The only way I was able to get the temperature down was by opening every window and door I could, to take advantage of the much cooler night air. That is California’s saving grace: the temperature variance, where an afternoon temperature of 90F at 1pm can be coaxed away by an evening temperature of 75F by 7pm.
When I got up at 7am, the thermostat said that the set point of 74F was also the actual temperature in the house. Even though it would like to claim otherwise, the air conditioner gets NO credit for this reduction. All credit goes to the daily temperature variance, and the fact that I opened every window and door that I could, to let that deliciously cool air in. Luckily, it came in, and chased out the cobwebs of heat, making the house moderately comfortable, for now.
Justin is on his way over, to make sure that I crossed all of the t’s and dotted the i’s. Then, he will call their HVAC contractor, to do a professional evaluation of the situation. Once again, I am reminded of the joys of renting, as opposed to home ownership. It really IS nice having these situations be someone else’s problem, financially, at least! It gives me time to feel sorry for myself, and baby my sore hand and wrist, courtesy of my latest tumble.