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Oh Boy!

June 30th, 2014 at 02:55 pm

It was a fun weekend -- with some challenges. And I spent a lot of money.

My BFF arrived Friday evening, and, since I had no groceries, we ate out all but one meal. That was actually part of our plan -- we do enjoy eating at fun places when we get together. We also went downtown and visited the Art Institute, where we saw the new Magritte exhibit, as well as the miniature rooms, the paperweights, the folk art section and the impressionists. We did a lot of walking, with some of it in the rain! We caught the movie "Chef." Overall, the weekend fun cost $102, with $46 for food, $29 for parking, $20 for the Art Institute, and $7 for the movie.

With the weather topping 90 degrees, it was time to bite the bullet on the air conditioners. On Sunday evening, I snagged my son's help and I bought three small window units at Home Depot for $390. One turned out to be dysfunctional, so it will have to be exchanged. The others my son installed, but not without a lot of grief. I had to reset the circuit breaker four times before we figured out where to plug the things in and what else had to be turned off. Sheesh, old buildings! One outlet, that I had been using for lamps, is now not working at all. I have to call an electrician.

Clearly, I will have to restrict their use! I thought getting new units would make things better than the situation with the old ones, but not so much! I have to hope that we won't have a lot of very hot weather.

Anyway, between all the excitement, the exercise, the hot weather and multiptle trips to the basement, I went to bed with aching legs that no pill could touch, and whatever sleep I got was not restful. Here's to a good night's sleep tonight!

4 Responses to “Oh Boy!”

  1. SecretarySaving Says:

    Glad you had a wonderful time with your best friend!

  2. Kiki Says:

    When the electrician comes have him look tmat the box and give you an estimate to upgrade/seperate the three plugs that will be used for the AC units. May not be as expensive as you believe and safer for you and the wired building!!

  3. Kiki Says:

    And we loves the movie Chef!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like you had a great time, despite the aches and pains later. Smile

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