Last week I said we had our fingers crossed the air conditioner would make it through the heat wave. That jinxed us and it broke before that post went live!
After many hot nights and calls to multiple companies we got two callbacks with one that actually followed up and came to see what was wrong. A part burned out that could be fixed for a few hundred dollars but we decided to spend a few thousand on a new air conditioner because we like to spend money. Kidding!
It was because we didn’t want to put more money into a 30 year old air conditioner that is on its last legs. So today we are getting cooled by a new, faster, quieter, more energy-efficient system which is good because we got to save a lot of money staying at home to fill our savings account back up.
The air conditioner saga was the low point of the week but there were some good points too. Last Sunday, I met a friend for cold drinks and manicures at our favorite nail shop. One of co-workers was there at the same time; it was great seeing her since we’ve all been working at home the past few months.
Wednesday I flew to Baltimore and spent a night in a nice, air conditioned Embassy Suites room enjoying the included evening reception.
The next morning it was included breakfast with cooked to order eggs and all the bacon and sausage a girl could eat.
That evening, at the airport I had a wonderful steak dinner.
To kick it off, I found a new to me cocktail combination. It was ruby red grapefruit vodka with seltzer. Yum!
Enjoy some of the best articles I found this past week.
Grandma’s Briefs shares 14 reasons to smile about being a long-distance grandma. It’s good to look on the bright side but I sure miss seeing my grandson more.
Curious about what travelers most want to change about flying, then read this article from The Points Guy. I want more space between rows and wider seats!
Money Beagles concludes Build-A-Bear did everything wrong in their recent pay your age promotion.
It’s important to have social bonds after retirement. 50 Plus Life shares four ways to prevent loneliness after retirement. I don’t plan to work (other than on this blog) but volunteering is at the top of my list.
Hip2Keto discusses keto and intermittent fasting. I’m not ready to start IF yet, but will once I have 2-3 months of Ketogenic dining under my belt.
This week is a busy one and that’s not counting work obligations. I’m scheduled to see two movies, two meals out and a massage.
At the end of the week I’m flying to Kansas to work from my son’s home and spend time with him and family before he leaves for military duty. He’s been called up from reserves to active duty and will be going overseas soon.
Is your summer busy or slow?