It's been an unbearable couple of days here at Bane's Lair. The weather was hot Monday... and my air conditioner wouldn't turn on. I spent the afternoon working in the basement and the evening running errands in the air conditioned car (with an extended stop in the frozen food section of the grocery store). Yesterday was record-breaking hot (100F/38C). I went to the mall and stayed until 9:00 p.m.
Today I rejoice in my new thermostat and the gloriously cool air my A/C is now providing.
I rejoice less in the technician's bill. :(
I learned that long hair + hard floors can be a dangerous combination for A/C systems. With no carpet to catch and hold the hairs, they tend to get pulled into the return air duct, where they will clog the filter... or in my case, get past the filter to clog the A/C unit itself. Apparently the ductwork in my house is non-standard (just like everything else), and the filter left a small gap through which hair was being pulled. As a result, I had to pay $285 to have a truly astounding and disgusting amount of long hair cleaned out of the A/C unit. And I'll need to special order custom-sized filters.
What really ticks me off is that I've had the A/C serviced THREE TIMES before, and evidently none of those technicians noticed the enormous hairball building up in the unit. I can't help but wonder how much lower my utility bill might have been during last year's long, hot summer if the A/C hadn't been struggling to work with a clogged coil.
Let me just take a moment to enhance my calm. Okay, moving on...
Here's what is coming soon on GIY:
The entry deadline for the seven giveaways is tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.
A pattern review and (hopefully) a completed sewing project for The Professor's monthly homework assignment of polka dots. Longtime readers will be shocked to learn it is NOT a skirt I'm making.
Winners of the giveaways will be announced.
More sewing projects! I ordered three of the fabrics that I posted about last month. All your bat fabric are belong to me. ;)
Progress on or maybe even the conclusion of the hairstyle makeover. I'm still not sure about changing the color, but I have decided to have my hair cut. I can't deal with the shedding any more. :P