Humble Pie

Our air conditioner has given us a lot of grief since we got married. A bit into our marriage we had to shell out $700 to fix the gas line that led to the unit so we could have heat for the rest of the winter. Thankfully, the school paid half since they own the house. A bit after that we had to replace the electrical board because it was being leaked on. We paid that on our own–another several hundred. Since then we’ve been fine.

However, when summer really started to heat up our house just wouldn’t cool down. We’d have it set on 69 degrees and after about 11 AM it’d shoot up to 80-82 degrees. Most days I’d feel really dizzy or just sick so Jason and I would have to go to the back of the house to hang out where there weren’t as many windows.

Before the party Jason decided enough was enough and called someone out to look at it. The guy was out here for a record 15 minutes and we gave him a check for $80. He said we’d have to replace either the whole unit or the cooling system. That’d run us upwards of $2,000. Awesome, right?

Unfortunately, it was pretty hot the day of the party and the house heated up fairly quickly, but we stayed in the game room most of the night so everything was awesome.

Sunday night came and neither one of us could stand it any longer. We went to Lowe’s and bought two ceiling fans for the living room. Something we’ve been wanting to do eventually anyway. Monday rolled around and that afternoon the unit shut off completely and hasn’t come back on since. That night was bad–88 degrees– but nothing like yesterday or today.

As I prayed last night, I thanked God for this blessed luxury. It’s so easy to take something as simple as air conditioning for granted, but once it’s gone you’ll never take it for granted again. We are incredibly thankful for the school for helping us out with these big expenses and will forever be indebted to them for all they’ve given us. As I type there is a meeting being planned to vote on buying a whole new air conditioner for this house which means we wouldn’t pay a dime! I don’t know why God decided to bless us with such an awesome deal but I thank Him that He did!

We slept in the floor Monday night in another room with a ceiling fan and Tuesday we got a window unit for our bedroom and borrowed two floor fans from my parents. This is where we will be until we get a new air conditioner! It could be about a week and a half to two weeks.

We’ll still be hot for a little while longer, but we’ll just eat lots of ice cream.