It's time to raise a glass and celebrate the small accomplishments and happenings of the week with our host, Lexa Cain, and her co-hosts: L.G. Keltner and Tonya Drecker.
I'm having a hard time getting into the proper celebratory mood. Certain appliances that makes hot, steamy weather tolerable are not pulling their weight.
1. I'm grateful I live in Rochester, NY instead of Bullhead City, Arizona.
Image: Ken Lund, Bullhead City, Arizona, across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada
On Tuesday, our AC went bye-bye. No, actually it went brrr, brrr. Some meter-thingy broke and the whole shebang froze, piping and all. The meter-thingy has to be ordered (of course) and "might" be here next week. Between now and next week are a lot of days at 90 degrees F or above.
So back to Bullhead. According to this Current Results article, the average number of days there with temperatures at 100 degrees F (or higher) is . . . 129. That's not a typo, that's over 4 months of hideously hot weather. Losing AC there would be a lot worse.
Word to the wise: Do not skip your yearly AC maintenance service like we did for the past 4 years. (Like, duh.)
2. I'm grateful my ice maker isn't completely kaput.
Image: Liz West, ice cubes
But it is being rather slow. Considering our current situation, it's time to break out the old fashioned ice trays and start freezing them myself. My husband offered to have it looked at, but I'm scared they'll tell me it needs a certain part that will have to be ordered, and until then . . . yadda, yadda, yadda.
3. I'm grateful these are my biggest problems this week.
The world is a harsh place (and I'm not just talking about the weather). If this is all I have to complain about, then I've got it pretty good.
How hot is it where you live? Any tips for staying cool?