So it's the end of summer already. We've survived without A/C, although barely. Well, I don't want to say "without" because we have it in our bedroom. The kids sleep in our room on an air mattress on the floor, so we've been sort of camping this summer. My husband did buy 3 A/C units in June. They were delivered about 2 weeks after we ordered them and about 2 weeks after that, the handymen that were contracted by the store to install them finally showed up. After my husband explained where we wanted to have them installed the handymen said that they couldn't install all 3 of them, only the one on the main floor. We wanted the second one to be installed on the 2nd floor and the 3rd unit to be installed in the basement. So, since they couldn't do the whole job my husband told them to take a hike.
Shortly after that, my friend Evelyn sent over her regular handyman. He took a look at what we wanted done and said that he could install the A/C units but it'd be a tough job. As he left he told my husband that he'd call us because he was busy. One week went by and he never called. My friend called him since she knows him well and he claims to have left us several messages. That's just not true. He didn't want to do it...because it would've been hard. So, the A/C units sat on our back porch for 2 months before we decided to just take them back. I told our neighbor that we planned on taking them back and he told me not to bother because we'd never get our money back. He said we'd lose the units and our money. Well, I'm sorry dear neighbor but that's the kind of attitude that sinks Greece...the having no control and being screwed all the time attitude. We did take them back and we were reimbursed for our purchase. Can you imagine if we would have taken our neighbor's advice? Now, we've found a better deal and a great guy to do the work all in one so we'll have A/C in a few weeks...I hope.
Coping with the heat was a no-brainer. We didn't move much. My house wasn't as clean as it could've been and we all whined nonstop. We didn't use too much hot water because we preferred lukewarm showers(money saver if you think about it). We practically lived in our swimsuits and the baby in a diaper. (I know what some of you are thinking...:) I used my George Foreman grill a lot...instead of firing up the grill outside. I withheld from many of my baking urges because I would sweat with only shaking a frappe. Yesterday was bad, I had sweat dripping in my eyes all day and I didn't really do too much but then I looked at the calendar and sipped on a frappe. We only have a few more weeks of this heat so I've got to make more time for the beach!