3.17.2010

The unexpected day: Part One

It's been getting pretty warm here during the day. Low 80s. Goodbye cool weather! I am sad to see you go (because I know what summer brings around here...). And my air conditioner is not currently working. I have a landlord who is rather blasé about the whole thing. "Oh, we'll fix it when it gets warm." Ahem. It's warm. Please come fix it. "Are you sure it's not frozen over?" Frozen over? I haven't used it all winter!! I imagine it's nice and warmed up for cooling off my 85 degree living room. Nope. Still not working.

So this morning I woke up to a gorgeous chilly morning. (A morning I would have been getting ready to go to the airport to visit even chillier weather).) I opened all of the windows and turned on the fans to encourage as much cool air to come in and mingle with us as possible. My plan was to shut all the windows and blinds at 10 to trap it in. Mwahahahaha. That's my evil plan, chilly air! But. (Dun dun dun) I heard the pull of a lawn mower starting up, and before I knew it, it was 9:15 and the entire front half of my small home was filled with fumes burning the back of my throat. Gross. So I raced trough the house shutting windows, lighting a candle to replace the fumes with coconut cream pie goodness (find it HERE). We'll see how long I can trap in the coolness.

No matter how much we plan things to happen, they will decidedly throw us a curve ball now and then. And I am getting better at looking back and admiring the handiwork that is not of my own design, that recreates an even better situation than I could have done myself.

So come back tonight, and I will be posting the second half of this unexpected, undetermined day. I hope it does not include the lines "and we suffered through a stuffy afternoon in our 85 degree living room." Now I am off to pick up the whirlwind of packing/unpacking mess, and save Maya from a morning of eating goldfish off of the floor beneath her highchair.

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A Day That is Dessert said...

I'm sorry to hear about your air conditioner! Hang in there Lyndsay - this too shall pass. xoxo

Bekah: said...

This quote was lovely

"And I am getting better at looking back and admiring the handiwork that is not of my own design, that recreates an even better situation than I could have done myself."

I need to continue to get better at that.

And I loved your fiesty side showing through with yesterdays post... and you for sure didn't loose a reader here ;)

Katie Lane said...

It's getting hot here too and I hate it so much. I'll have to try your capturing the coolness idea and hope no lawn mowers come around :)

{april kennedy} said...

windows open in the morning and evening...just cooling off. It was hot in our house today too. Hope you survived. Can't wait to hear the update.

T said...

I was just checking in to see how you and your adorable family are doing and what a sweet suprise to find you linked to me!!! You made my night! I also wanted to say congrats on the new store you have! Super cute t's and bags! What a great idea! I would LOVE you to make one with the pink typewriter. I would buy that baby right up! No pressure, just sayin'.:)
Anyhoo, I hope you have fun on your trip and you should be getting your candle by early next week. Let me know what you think of the scent.
Tricia