So Glad to Have Air Conditioning
Remember how hot it was the first week of June? It was
so hot that I couldn’t go out to sun myself some
days. It was for days like this that I insisted we put
air conditioning in our house.
we have are window size air conditioners that are built
into the walls of the house. There is one in each bedroom
and a larger one in the living area. Herman likes to call
it “zoned” air conditioning, but it’s
really just three window type units.
I can’t perspire, due to the MS, I was pretty insistent
on air conditioning. And yes, there are only a few days
in the year when we need it up here in the Adirondacks.
But when we need it, we really need it.
had his own things he insisted on, like an automatic dishwasher.
Which, by the way, broke recently. We called Ruby and
Quiri and they had someone up within two days who fixed
it right away. So Herman only had to wash dishes by hand
for a couple of days. But he was still glad to have it
I ever tell you that when we were building the house Herman
and I were both insistent on a couple of appliances? I
wanted a two-door refrigerator with ice and water in the
door and Herman had to have his dishwasher. The rest was
pretty routine, with the only notable thing being a front
load clothes washer when we heard the spiel on how much
better it worked than the top loads.
let me tell you, it really does work well. Instead of
having an agitator that beats your clothes to pieces,
the clothing rotates around, in and out of the water and
rubs against itself for a much gentler cleaning action.
(I’m starting to sound like a commercial.)
washer also spins out about three times faster than a
top loader, so the clothes need less drying time, saving
energy on the dryer and uses less than half the amount
of detergent. Now, with the warmer temperatures, I’m
less inclined to use the dryer, instead, I have Terry
hang it on the clothesline for that fresh, clean smell
that can’t be duplicated by any machine. Plus, the
dryer doesn’t heat up the house.
brings us back to the air conditioning, which is on as
I write this, and boy am I glad!
Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting
career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns
may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com