We've been gearing up for hurricanes in the area. We're 40 miles inland, but if we have another year like 2004, we'll be getting them in this area. We signed up for helping the community with transportation to shelters, or anything else that needs attention. The park will be told to evacuate if a CAT 4 hurricane is coming in. We'll get more details next month about shelters and activations of evacuations. There's already been four hurricanes in the Atlantic. We still need to get our "to go bags" ready.
We got our new air-conditioner installed this week. The temperature was a little lower and so was the humidity, but it still was 95 in the house during the time of install. They came at 8:30 and were done by 3:00. (click on the pictures to enlarge).
The old unit, we don't think it's ever been serviced. That's a bee hive to the left.
Springer Bros, was the company we chose. The owner came out first to talk over what we needed.
Two young guys were under the house, put down a new platform
then put up an umbrella to work under
taking out the old ducts,
and putting in the new
Then the new air conditioner, which is a lot bigger than the old one, was finally installed. They measured for a shroud that will be in the back of the unit in a week or so. Until then they made a temporary shroud out of scrap metal.
While the guys were under the house they found a baby corn snake. It looks a little like a (poisonous) Coral Snake, but Jim learned a saying when growing up in South Florida, "Red on yellow, kill a fellow; red on black, good for Jack". This one has red on black bands, so the only thing it will kill when it grows up is mice and other little critters. (The guys let it go and didn't kill it.) I wonder it it's mama is still somewhere under the house.
The thermostat has a touch screen and is connected to the internet. So it has local weather info, plus we can operate it from our smart phones if we're gone. Technology has come a long way since 1987 when the house was built.
We're happy with the cooling and it's a quieter. Now we're set for the rest of the summer, and many summers to come.
I've been crocheting curtains for the guest bathroom and also putting together a very pretty puzzle. I couldn't see the pieces very well so we bought a new lamp. That's going to be real handy for crocheting too.
Our son Frank and Angie and the grand boys will arrive tomorrow evening. We're getting everything ready for them and looking forward to a great time next week. See you next Friday.