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!