Friday, May 27, 2016

Thursday

Thursday was hot and muggy!

I went to Time Out for lunch and got the fish and chips. They couldn't find the malt vinegar! So, they asked Dan, the owner, if he knew where it was. He asked if it was for me and they said yes. He disappeared.

But, Nancy finally found a bottle that had about an inch left in it. So, I had an excellent lunch.

Just as I was finishing up, Dan reappeared with a new bottle and said, "Here, I went to the grocery store to get you some!" I told him they had finally found it. He said, "Well, we'll keep it for you for next time." But, I felt bad he went to all that trouble..

I went to the local CVS and got some deodorant and mouthwash. Then I cruised back to work through Hines Park (lot of motorcycles out today).

I walked outside in the afternoon and came back in sweaty (it got up to a humid 84 degrees today).

When I got home after work, I treated the cat and then started to change clothes. I was struck by how warm it felt in the house, so I looked at the thermostat. It read 77 degrees!!! WTF? I checked and the air conditioner was OFF!!! I turned on the fan in the bedroom and the overhead fan in the kitchen.

Sidebar: I get a cheaper rate for electricity by allowing them to cut the power when there is heavy usage. Was that it?

So, I tried my favorite IT trick. I shut it off at the thermostat, waited a minute or so, and then turned it back on. Yes, I rebooted it, LOL! And the damn thing kicked on!

Sidebar: I don't mean to say it was immediate relief. At 8:00 p.m. it was 80 degrees in the house even though the air conditioner was fighting it. But, maybe I can sleep tonight...

I used the last of the lettuce and green onions to make another small salad. I warmed up the last two slices of broccoli and cheddar quiche and had a excellent dinner.

I did a load of laundry and started packing my suitcase. I didn't bother with the TV, but read until bedtime.

3 comments:

  1. "Dan reappeared with a new bottle and said, 'Here, I went to the grocery store to get you some!'"

    Talk about service!

    "I shut it off at the thermostat, waited a minute or so, and then turned it back on. Yes, I rebooted it, LOL!"

    Funny you should say that, we've been rebooting our AC the past few days, as well. Well, I have. Some people refuse to believe that helps. (It really didn't in our case but made me feel better.)

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  2. “But, I felt bad he went to all that trouble..”

    As much as I’m sure these folks don’t mind treating you well, I still don’t understand why you don’t just keep your own bottle of malt vinegar at work at take it to Time Out as needed. You only need it, what, once, twice a month, if that?

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  3. @ Jake: It didn't help my A/C the next day either. Time to call Scott!
    @ Jyl: I was the person who brought in the first bottle of malt vinegar (and the Dijon mustard). Since they are both being used by other people, I would expect the restaurant owner would catch on!

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