No AC… Lucky Me… I’m Dying Here!!!

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Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. I wake up to this truck on my front lawn. They work for the electric company and cut down branches that land on electrical lines. We had storms and they were having problems. Well, I never had any issues from the storm… until they showed up. I was on my computer and all of a sudden I heard a loud screetching noise (it was my surge protector). I couldn’t figure out what it was. Then I noticed I lost my connection to the internet. Then I went in the bedroom and noticed my ceiling fan was off and my clock was out. They knocked out my power and my cable in one swoop! They sent a power surge through the house and killed my $130 surge protector and my central air unit. They called Duke Power and got them over here and it was fixed in a couple of hours. I called Time Warner and was told they would be here within 24 hours…. yeah right! I waited and they never called, never showed. I called them back and they said my appointment was for today (but they never told me). And of cource you can see that I am posting, so we’re all good in that department. But, I am sweating bullets here. If anyone has lived in the south, you know how hot it is. Now imagine no AC. Forecasters are calling for a high of 98 degrees today, but expect it to feel more like 105, the National Weather Service says. My landlord got his AC guy over here and he told him to call an electrician. He made me call Duke Power for a claim (I still don’t know why I had to do it). They should be here by tomorrow at the latest and will hopefully give me some money. But I still do not know when my landlord is going to fix it and if he’s going to expect me to take care of it… if so, bye-bye! Not going to happen.

In the meantime, I went to the store and bought an oscillating fan for $13. It feel so great to have the hot air blowing on you! Just kidding… well, sort of. Kitty is dying from the heat and I just feel so bad. I would never subject her to this kind of heat. Hell, I put the AC on for her when I got to Richmond to make sure she is comfortable.

I also showed my apartment this weekend to a couple with kids that really wanted it. Keep your fingers crossed that they get approved so that I can move. In the meantime, I have been packing and cleaning… just in case. I am supposed to go home this weekend for my cousin’s wedding, but due to all this stuff going on at once I may not be able to.

I gotta tell ya, when it rains, it pours.


  1. Kay said:

    Isn’t it fun to be an adult with responsibilities. Just remember that when you buy that house you want- this happens ALL the time! Learn to roll with it, it’s called Life! Hang in there- I know it sucks, but use it as an opportuntity to appreciate when things are going your way. It will all work out and hopefully you will be able to move and that will help. Wish you lived closer- you always have an open invitation to stay!! Try to stay cool- make popsciles- invent a new one!!

    July 19, 2006
  2. hot mama said:

    Hang in there. I think you should just pack up and move! I don’t think that guy is going to hire a lawyer and put out all that money. Not only that, he has not taken care of the things that he is responsible for. Kick A– kid!!!!Good luck. Love you, Nana

    July 19, 2006

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