Yesterday was forecast to be as hot as Hades. Today was going to be hotter than Hades,
So when did the A/C guys turn up to spend two days climbing around inside my roof? Yes, 8.30 yesterday morning !
Bear was thrilled: so many people to bark at hysterically
The temperature inside the tin roof was probably around 50C for much of the day [ 120 something F ] - well it would have to have been because it got to over 40C outside today and I guess we all know what tin roofs are like - but the installers had procrastinated so many times that they had run out of options, and someone higher up the chain of command had decreed that it was going to be done by Christmas, come hell or high water.
Of course all this work entailed the power [ and therefore the fans which, ineffective though they might be, are normally marginally better than nothing ] being shut off for most of yesterday.
It was 'orrible
and last night offered little in the way of relief because the house had heated up to the point where it just wasn't going to cool down
and did I care ?
well ... honestly ... yes,
but not as much as I would have normally
because today would see the end of days like that
Nadie and Chris and the Grandkittens arrived for the holidays at about 1.30
by 2.30pm the guys were getting ready to go and the coooooooooooooooool was on!
they will need to come back because one of the fan units was faulty [ which they know about ] and also - and a totally separate issue - the airflow to 2 of the bedrooms is minimal [ which they don't know about, but will fix if they expect to get paid ]
Barring some major tinkering with time-and-space [ where's The Doctor when you need him? ] it would be a physical impossibility to do 10 days worth of seasonal decorating in the one day left before Christmas
but I gave it a seriously good try:
Let the celebrating commence!