Cool It!

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
May 152023

As I said the other day, it’s already getting darned hot here in Alabama. The temperature yesterday was 91 degrees, and we have quickly discovered that the sunroom at the back of our house, which we use for our office, can get downright uncomfortable. That’s because of all of the windows and the fact that this is an addition to the house, and the single air conditioning vent doesn’t really do us much good, nor does the ceiling fan. We can walk from the office into the living room and feel at least a 10 or maybe even 20 degree difference in temperature, if not more.

It got so hot yesterday that Terry and I talked about moving our desks into our huge master bedroom, which stays nice and cool, but we really didn’t want to do that. When we first moved into our home in Florida, we purchased two Frigidaire window air conditioners. One was mounted in the garage and ran 24/7 nonstop and was still running when we sold the house. The second unit was to be used in the living room in the event of a power failure. We only did that once or twice, using one of our Honda generators to power it. It was more than enough to keep us comfortable in the living room until utility crews could get the power up and running again. We brought it with us when we moved here, and yesterday we installed it here in the back of the house to hopefully make our office more comfortable.

It was during the afternoon, and by the time I got ready to write the blog, close to midnight, it was feeling much better back here. Of course, we won’t know for sure how much good it does until sometime today when the sun is out and starts heating things up again.

One good thing about this early summer, or whatever it is that we are experiencing, is that our rose bushes are going crazy. The other day Terry picked a bouquet of rosebuds for our daughter-in-law Geli, and she’s got another bouquet of them on our kitchen breakfast counter now.

I also mentioned a while back that the ground fabric we put down in our garden was not doing any good at all. It kept pulling up and beating the plants in any kind of breeze, even though we used multiple metal staples designed for that purpose to hold it in place. Besides which, grass was growing up under it anyway. So the other day when Travis and Gila were here, we pulled it all out. That was a waste of time and money.

Being the wonderful, caring husband and all-around prince that I am, I went to Plan B and bought Terry a nice Honda FG110 gas powered rototiller to help her maintain the garden. It’s a small unit that will get between the rows of plants and between the individual plants themselves. What did you think I was going to buy her for Mother’s Day, a vacuum cleaner? I’ve got a more class than that!

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “Cool It!”

  1. My boss used heat blocking UV film on the office windows to help with the heat, and it had the added bonus of it being harder to see inside now also.
    You can find it on Amazon just search for heat blocking window film.

    Terry’s roses look beautiful, I hope they smell good too!

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