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Adventures in home ownership... - Just sit right back, and you'll hear a tale...
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Thu, May. 21st, 2009 11:49 am
Adventures in home ownership...

I got home around 6:30 last night. I had to stop by the old apartment to pick up a few things, then had the pleasure of sitting in traffic on the connector for a while. If there's one thing I don't like about our move, it's that it has made my evening commute pretty craptacular (at least, I think so, I haven't made the commute from work to home yet without stopping at the old apartment).

Anyway, when I get home, I walk in, and the house feels warm. Admittedly, I'm wearing a long-sleeve button-down shirt (had a meeting with a client earlier in the day) and I'm just tired, both of which will make me feel warm, but this feels a bit above and beyond that, especially given how mild temperatures were yesterday. So, I walk over to the thermostat, and despite being set for 70 °F, the thermostat is showing 74 °F. So, I mess around with the thermostat a bit, then play with some of the vents (cool air is blowing in, so things seem to be working), in the hopes that the temperature will drop over the course of the evening.

Fast forward to around 9:30 PM, and we're putting up curtains in our lounge. Thermostat still reads 74 °F, despite the outside temperature being in the 60's. At this point, it's obvious something is definitely wrong.

After a crappy night's sleep (I have a hard time sleeping well if I'm too warm), I wake up tired and groggy. As I'm taking a shower, it hits me. I finish my shower, get out, dry off, and head over to the fuse box. Yep...the breaker for the AC unit had tripped. I flip the switch and hear the AC unit start up just outside. Quite a relief. I really wasn't looking forward to paying to have someone come out and look at our AC unit less than a week after we moved into the house, and I would have felt like a complete dumbass to have someone come out, flip the breaker, and leave.

Anyway, the move-in continues to progress. With a little luck, we should have TV, internet, and a washer/dryer combo that will actually fit in our laundry closet by early next week. Keep your fingers crossed!

Current Location: The Office
Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: Joe Pernice - Big Tobacco

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