Thursday, June 4, 2009

Let Vacation Time Begin!

Our air conditioning was working quite right Tuesday night. Although we had it set at 73 degrees, it was up to 80 degrees in the house. Of course, outside it was about 55, so we opened the windows and turned on the ceiling fans. The house didn't cool down overnight as much as we'd hoped, so when Ted left for work on Wednesday, he said, "since you're off now, I'll let you take care of calling someone to take care of the A/C. Just make sure you call ********* Heating and Cooling."

Why is it that people assume that teachers have absolutely NOTHING to do all summer??

But, I did call the place around 8:00 am, shortly after they opened. We know the family that owns the business, so the man that answered the phone and I had a little chat after I told him what the problem was. He said that he'd try to get someone here yesterday, but he couldn't make any promises because they only had one service man in for the day.

Around 3:oo, the gentleman called back and said that they wouldn't be able to make it, but would have someone here first thing today. I asked him what time he thought that might be.

That's when he started having fun with me. Knowing that I had just begun summer break, he quickly responded with 6:30 am. I said, "mmmmm....NO."

He laughed. Then he suggested 6:45. I told him then that I would still be sound asleep at that time. Then I said that 9:00 would work out just fine and he told me that they had half a day in by then. I told him that I usually do too, but now that school's out, my hours have changed!

We had a good laugh and he said that he could make it 10:00 if that would be better. I told him that 9:00 would be fine. What I didn't tell him was that knowing I would have to get up to be available by 9 would be good for me, so that I didn't lounge the day away.

Fast forward to this morning...I woke up at 6:05 am.

And then I was wide awake. I knew that if I went back to sleep, it would be trouble. So, I got dressed and ready for the day, and was in the laundry room sorting dirty clothes by 6:15. I did about 6 loads of laundry, folded them, and put them in the appropriate baskets, AND cleaned the kitchen all up before they called around 10 to tell me that the service man was on his way.

It was actually sort of nice getting up and getting all that stuff done early, but that will be our secret, because I certainly do NOT intend to make a habit of it!

As a little side note, when Ted got home from work, I was sound asleep in the recliner in our bedroom. (I'd only been asleep about half an hour.) He accused me of sleeping the day away, hahaha! Of course when he saw all his clean clothes, he knew that I'd been busy!


PERBS said...

I'll never tell! lol Hope you got the problem fixed.

Jen said...

I never got the summer off when I was teaching because I always taught summer school. I'm jealous.

mdx3mom said...

If you need something else to do the next time you decide to get up that early just come on over to my house. I have LOTS of things for ya to do!