A/C and music

So we’re still without air conditioning again tonight, but it really isn’t the end of the world. We’ve spent a good bit of time out of the house and together, so its been a positive experience in that aspect. The crew has been working very hard, but it seems that the estimate of 3 days may have been a little optimistic. No worries – Bob had mentioned it may take 4, so that’s really what we’d planned on.

As you can see from the picture on the right, the old ducting was a little on the disgusting side of things. That material carpeting the duct? Yeah – 15ish years of dust, hair, etc built up inside the return ducts. We also found today that a fair amount of that nastiness had also built up on the coils, restricting air flow by a great deal. Simply “cleaning” those coils off (by replacing the whole unit!) will help us out a great deal.

The guys also relocated the furnace/blower unit in the basement, opening up a lot more space down there. At this point, when I get in a mood to be really handy, we could actually build out some storage space or something useful like that.

As for Susan’s post about the music, it was actually Lyle Lovett’s “North Dakota,” a song I really, really like, that put our Olive to sleep. And it makes sense… its a very calm song, with a soothing voice. I did, of course, play her some Hendrix and some Dinosaur Jr. She’ll get more of both of those so she’ll come out with well developed musical tastes.

There isn’t much else to say, except that we’re both hoping everything goes as planned tomorrow and we’ve got a brand new air conditioner! We’re also looking forward to coming down this weekend to do a little bit of early celebrating for Susie’s birthday!

4 responses to “A/C and music

  • aliasmother

    I knew you folks were a-okay. Anyone who plays Lyle Lovett is good people by my standards. And North Dakota is a great sleepy song.

  • Ian

    We don’t just play Lyle, we try to see him any time he comes into town. The one thing I love about living in Music City is that people actually come to perform in this town and when they do, they tend to be in a really good mood because of what the city means to them.

    We saw Lyle with John Hyatt, Joe Ely, and Guy Clark in the new hall here in town in the fall. It was a ton of fun for the audience because these guys really knew Nashville and were talking about all the haunts they had returned to that afternoon.

  • Sheila_Craigge

    I also thought that disgusting was a code word to let me know that you saw the comment! Funny or very weird!!! Love

  • Sheila_Craigge

    Well to make matters worse, my comment is really weird now that the conversation has shifted to Lyle Lovett! Only thing better is that he really looks weird and he likes biscuits! I guess I’m in good company. Dear Olivia, I guess every thing is not about you today! I still love you bunches anyway! Love

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