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June 27th, 2013 at 10:29 am

Being sick reminds you of what is really important in life -- your health! I used to laugh at those ads that said, "If you've got your health, you've got everything!" Nowadays I know what they mean.

After three days of hardly being able to lift my head, I am back at work, and mostly recovered. I finally broke down and went to the doctor yesterday. I thought I had a sinus infection, but he disagreed and said I was suffering a facial migraine. He prescribed me some meds that took care of it. What a relief.

Being sick also means not much spending! I had to pay $2 to park near the doctor's office, and my prescription cost a whopping $3. I also spent $25 online for a heavy-duty cord and cord cover so that my son could hook up my second air conditioner.

Ah, the air conditioners! I have been spoiled. I have had central air for many years. I tried to remember when I last had a room-size conditioner and I think I had one when I was a newlywed. For most of the years since, I have either had central air, or nothing (but lived in cooler climates). So it is quite an adjustment, in my vintage condo, to revert back to the air conditioner in the window. I have two. They both came with the condo, and they appear to have some years on them. They work, but they are noisy. REALLY noisy! I can't hear the TV, and we can't have conversation in the dining room. So I will only run them when it is really hot.

Oh, and the reason for the new cord, etc? I blew a fuse the first day and had to route the cord halfway around the room to get the two air conditioners on different circuits.

I'm guessing they are going to add a pretty penny to my electric bill as well.

Okay, CB, calm down and remember, it's wonderful to be healthy again!

2 Responses to “Back in Action”

  1. snafu Says:

    So glad the RX has done the trick and you're feeling better. Do your window ACs use filters? Would changing filters improve operation/results?

    Our region is 50/50 A/C so most of us do roller blinds down in AM before leaving for work to keep heat out and opening everything in the evening to capture any coolness. While I acknowledge roller blinds are ugly, they are cheap, efficient, cut to measure and nearly invisible up. We pop them out entirely as soon as August heat has dissipated.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Hmmm -- I have no idea if they have filters!

    I have honeycomb blinds in the living room and bedroom, which I do pull down on hot mornings. However, there are no blinds in the dining room, which gets the afternoon sun -- that's something I want to remedy.

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