Sunday, May 18, 2008

Trying to Beat the Heat!


So, I have some terrible news. We do not have air conditioning! I repeat, we do not have air conditioning! We haven't had AC since we have been married and, for the most part, it has been ok. It was one thing to cool down a little apartment, but this place is another story. When we rented this brand new, three story home with high ceilings a few months ago, it didn't even occur to us that it might not have AC, but as it turns out, it doesn't! Seriously, who builds nice, new homes and leaves out AC?! We are totally melting here. We went out and bought the best portable AC unit we could find, plus we have a small one from our last apartment, but with these high ceilings, the portable AC units just aren't cutting it. And just for the record, I do not do well in hot. I'm all for 90 degrees as long as I can retreat to my cool, air conditioned home when I need a break from the heat, but to walk inside only to find it is the same temperature as outside just does not work for me. We have had weather in the 90's this week and I don't even know what we are going to do all summer. I think that maybe we'll just spend the whole summer in Brighton's little pool. That's where we spent most of our weekend. We bought Bri this pool and all she has wanted to do is swim, swim, swim. And really, that's all Don and I have wanted to do too. It is way too hot in our house to hang out there and if you are going to be outside in 96 degree weather, there has to be water involved. So we played around in the little pool all weekend long. Bri was in heaven. Two playmates and a swimming pool. Oh the fun. She was also so excited to wear her swimming suits! The only way we could get one off of her was to let her put another one on. So she pretty much had one on the whole weekend. Napping, going to the store, it really didn't matter what the activity was, she was adamant that she wear a swimming suit! Hopefully we can get her in a dress for church later today. ;)










7 comments:

Meg said...

It has been hot here to. It should be a crime to build a house with out AC. Good luck! The pool looks like fun.

The Fear Fam said...

I feel your pain - we don't have AC either. It's been really hot here too but luckily it's cooling down a little. Jay is already planning the purchase of a kiddie pool - the one you guys have looks like a ton of fun. I'm sure my girls would break it in 1/2 a day. :)

~A

The Fear Fam said...

P.S. - love the new blog layout! That's the site I got mine from, too.

Haskins said...

Ash-- I love that picture of you- so modelish! :-) that is so fun for Bryton. I cant believe you dont have AC that would suck! Um hopefully we will be able to talk one day since its been phone tag for like a month!! Cute pictures!!

Maren said...

That's a rockin' pool you've got there. My husband would be impressed. There was a massive one at Costco with two slides and an air engine that Jake was way too excited about. Since there is no justifying it on our end, he tried to explain to his parents why they needed to go and get one for their house. :)
Good luck with the A/C. It's not great to find out you don't have one when you go to use it.

Becky said...

Poor Ash, that totally sucks. Maybe Bri has the right idea and your whole family should boycott clothing and just go with the swim suit motif. :) And there are plenty of cute skirt swim bottoms for church too!

Molly Zamboni said...

I wish it was that hot here! That stinks not having air!!!!