July 1st, 2014

Tuesday

Last night I kept the air conditioner on all night. It was good. This new air conditioner works on temperature only which was at first disconcerting but turns out I really like it.  The old one had settings like hi, medium, lo combined with high speed fan, med speed, etc.  This one has none of that. You pick the temp you want and it makes the rest of the decisions.  You can control the fan speed (and so noise) by moving the temperature needle.  But, most importantly, I can pick a temp at night, set it and go to bed.  And not be freezing or hot in the middle of the night.  Really good.

I went to the Home Owners meeting last night and it was pretty interesting.  We have a good board now with only one fool who didn't happen to be there last night. So the meeting was efficient. I learned some good stuff. I will go again.

Oh and they voted to reimburse me $100 for fixing my leak damage. Nice.

Nothing going on today. I am pretty much agenda free outside of swimming at 11.

I am a cool customer

By keeping the air conditioner running last night, I got ahead of the heat and successfully starved it out on what is turning out to be the hottest day of the year. Go me.  In this house now, with the new building across the street, the hottest part of the day this time of year is 6-8 pm. My windows face east which used to be a godsent as once the morning sun was gone, we were done. But now, as the sun goes down, it beams across the top of this building and is reflected back to me by the building across the street.

Right now my terrace is still in the shade. And it will be for another 30 minutes or so and then bam! The heat is on. I get both the residual heat from the day mixed with the heat from the sun. UGH.

This is now - before the heat attack...

I love this air conditioner sooooo much.

After my swim today, I went food trucking.  There's one truck I've been really interested in trying. They make sandwiches with latkes in the place of bread.  They are at Starbucks HQ (down the street) every Tuesday in July and I landed there on my way home from the pool.  It was hot standing in the sun waiting but turned out to be way worth it.  My sandwich was delicious and I also picked up a serving of cucumber and tomato and onion salad and one of gazpacho.  Both of these were delicious, too. The salad will augment my dinner tonight and the gazpacho is chilling in the fridge for lunch tomorrow.  I will probably go back next Tuesday!

The baseball game is at 5.