A/C PROBLEMS

padee6339
padee6339 Member Posts: 763
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Geez Louise - what else? During the winter while I was going through the chemo and the nausea and weakness and all, my furnace bummed out on me. Cost a pretty penny to get that sucker fixed. Then the squirrels found a weak spot near my roof and took up residence in the crawl space, inviting their friends the birds to come in and make their spring nests. Still waiting for that to be fixed. Yesterday when the temperature hit near 90 and the humidity was 10,000% my air conditioning unit froze. What kind of idiot machine freezes with 2 inches of ice when the temp is 90 freakin degrees??????????????????????????? Thank God my sense of humor has returned enough for me to joke about this. This is the third year (warranty only good for one) with this unit and at least the 15th call on it. Guess I got the lemon in the bunch. So I need to leave work early AGAIN to get this fixed. Geezy Peezy!
:-O
Pat

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  • Ltalcott
    Ltalcott Member Posts: 119
    A/C repair
    I don't know how we survived before A/C.

    Certainly, Florida, Texas, Las Vegas would not be what they are today without it!

    Don't you hate taking off work to handle that kind of stuff? Like we have all kinds of time off. HA! no time at all, really after 7 weeks off for surgery--using all the sick leave and 3/4's of the vacation time! Oh, wait, and I need time off for follow-up appointments....

    Lisa
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    Ltalcott said:

    A/C repair
    I don't know how we survived before A/C.

    Certainly, Florida, Texas, Las Vegas would not be what they are today without it!

    Don't you hate taking off work to handle that kind of stuff? Like we have all kinds of time off. HA! no time at all, really after 7 weeks off for surgery--using all the sick leave and 3/4's of the vacation time! Oh, wait, and I need time off for follow-up appointments....

    Lisa

    Could not live with out the
    Could not live with out the air right now going through Chemo. Hubbie is wearing winter coat around the house. OMG Have to have the air on all the time. Good Luck
  • mlmjt1
    mlmjt1 Member Posts: 537
    HI padee
    I would absolutely die without my air conditioning and I live in Wisconsin.

    Hang in there

    Linda t
  • padee6339
    padee6339 Member Posts: 763
    All Fixed
    Turns out one of my neighbors is an A/C man! He fixed it and didn't charge me a dime, because he "knows how hard it is with cancer", his Mother has BC. How sweet of him. Turns out the coil was clogged and he used some kind of spray to clean it. Took him all of about 3 minutes. I gave him some money for the kids. Then my other neighbor came out and with me supervising, she cleaned out my shed. I can't believe all the stuff that's piled in there! Now you can fit a double bed in there - anyone looking for a place to rent???? hahahahaha
    Pat
  • Aortus
    Aortus Member Posts: 967
    mlmjt1 said:

    HI padee
    I would absolutely die without my air conditioning and I live in Wisconsin.

    Hang in there

    Linda t

    The Land of Cheese!
    As soon as my siblings and I grew up and left the family nest in south suburban Milwaukee, Mom and Dad got central air. We joked that they did it just to make us mad, but they said we never really needed it living just a mile from the lake.

    The month before I moved for good to the Missouri Ozarks, I bought a new '87 Escort from a Milwaukee Ford dealer. I decided not to get one with A/C because I considered it a luxury.

    I spent the next seven years sweatily repenting my idiotic decision.
  • faithandprayer
    faithandprayer Member Posts: 177
    padee6339 said:

    All Fixed
    Turns out one of my neighbors is an A/C man! He fixed it and didn't charge me a dime, because he "knows how hard it is with cancer", his Mother has BC. How sweet of him. Turns out the coil was clogged and he used some kind of spray to clean it. Took him all of about 3 minutes. I gave him some money for the kids. Then my other neighbor came out and with me supervising, she cleaned out my shed. I can't believe all the stuff that's piled in there! Now you can fit a double bed in there - anyone looking for a place to rent???? hahahahaha
    Pat

    LOL
    Is it air conditioned?!?! LOL.
    Pat - we are sisters in the bond more than we realized...my AC went out last week, too. Ugh. Mine will be out for awhile...we are a middle class family with breast cancer induced poverty, currently. So, it's been fans, fans, fans for us.

    I'm SO glad your AC is fixed and how nice that your neighbor cleaned out your shed - what a wonderful neighborhood!

    KC
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Aortus said:

    The Land of Cheese!
    As soon as my siblings and I grew up and left the family nest in south suburban Milwaukee, Mom and Dad got central air. We joked that they did it just to make us mad, but they said we never really needed it living just a mile from the lake.

    The month before I moved for good to the Missouri Ozarks, I bought a new '87 Escort from a Milwaukee Ford dealer. I decided not to get one with A/C because I considered it a luxury.

    I spent the next seven years sweatily repenting my idiotic decision.

    I bet...
    You and all your sibs HAD to move out so that your parents could finally afford AC!

    My parents, aunts & uncles, speak of days LONG gone by... Walking to our Lake Michigan shore, with blankets & pillows, to sleep along the breezy shore on the hottest of hot and humid summer nights. Way before AC existed. Not kidding!

    Kind regards, Susan
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Pat...
    Glad your AC's fixed. And really glad you have such nice neighbors!

    Kind regards, Susan
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    Pat...
    Glad your A/C got fixed. Sometimes I think I'm too spoiled because I have such luxuries these days such as A/C (added on central air when I bought the house 19 years ago). Now I am waiting on Insurance company to make appointment for estimate from the hail damage a couple weeks ago. Got my roof good, chipped paint off my house all over. Put hundreds of dents and dings in one of our cars. I think I am really being tested!! :) Pammy
  • DianeBC
    DianeBC Member Posts: 3,881 Member
    Akiss4me said:

    Pat...
    Glad your A/C got fixed. Sometimes I think I'm too spoiled because I have such luxuries these days such as A/C (added on central air when I bought the house 19 years ago). Now I am waiting on Insurance company to make appointment for estimate from the hail damage a couple weeks ago. Got my roof good, chipped paint off my house all over. Put hundreds of dents and dings in one of our cars. I think I am really being tested!! :) Pammy

    Have to have C/A!

    Have to have C/A!