However, when we came back from hurricane evacuation last year, we were 12 days without power and I did not experience a positive change in myself on the 4th day. In fact, I was growing less comfortable with each passing day! What happened to all that resilience I was so proud of? Age? Infirmity? Impatience? Entitlement? A combination of the above?
All I know is, a couple weeks ago I had an offer from an A/C company to "check out" my cooling system for a fee and it sounded like a good idea to me . . . sort of a proactive approach to a hot summer. Happy with their services, I felt confident I was in good shape ( a/c wise). That was my first mistake. Yesterday I spent the day in Houston and when I got home about 8pm last night, I found my thermostat registered at 85 degrees inside the house and the motor running like crazy for who knows how long.
Being the sceptic I am, my initial thought was "have I been sabotaged?" The a/c company was the first to know about it, so they came late this afternoon, replaced the culprit, waived the call out fee and for a mere total of $300 or so for both visits, I was back in business! I've gotta believe it was just one of life's little coincidences. Hence, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
During the wait though, I was reminded slightly of camp and hurricane season. Too hot to care about much of anything except parking myself under a ceiling fan and being grateful that at least I have electricity. It's amazing how energized I became two minutes after it began to cool off in the house. Visions of cleaning house, laundry and the various details of homemaking made me almost giddy enough to get busy. Almost.