Weekend Coffee Share#32 and #SOCS -Do You Feel Lucky?

Coffee’s ready. Grab a cup and pull up a chair. If we were having coffee I would tell you that our air conditioner, that has been pulling 24 hour duty, has given up. We realized late last evening that it wasn’t working. Luckily, the temperatures have stayed a bit lower this week. We have another place to stay which is good because the repair service can’t come out until Monday. I wonder how long air conditioners last in this hot climate? I am sure it is a booming business out here to repair and replace them.

Do I feel lucky? I do. These appliance breakdowns are inconvenient and can cause some temporary discomfort, but they are not the worst that could happen. I am beginning to think that these things have a short shelf life. And we happened to buy our house just when they were getting ready to go kablooey. To give the air conditioner credit, we did run it overtime since we’ve been in the house because the weather has required it this year. We will need a heavy duty one.


Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie at Natalie the Explorer

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt word is ‘luck.’

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15 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share#32 and #SOCS -Do You Feel Lucky?

  1. John Holton

    I’m on my third new central air conditioning unit since we moved here 34 years ago, so ours last about 10-11 years here in the Southeast. It doesn’t get as hot as where you are, at least I don’t think so. Things definitely do not last as long as they used to…

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  2. bikerchick57

    It’s been hot here in WI most of the summer, but finally we have a cool-down. I hope you get one too. Since I live in an apartment, I don’t have to worry about the A/C units because they will replace them. I’m only wondering about my three tower fans that having been running almost every day since June. I hope they hold up into next summer.

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  3. JoAnna

    We just got our first central air conditioning installed a couple weeks ago and it feels luxurious. Before that it was window units and ceiling fans, but none in the kitchen. Now I can cook when it’s 95 outiside! But you’re right that being wihout air conditioning is not the worst thing that can happen. I’m glad the temps have been a little lower there and that your repairs are scheduled.

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  4. J-Dub

    We’re on A/C #2 after having to repair the original A/C twice before finally giving up and new was cheaper than continued repair in the long run. Fortunately our temps this summer have been lower than average. Middle of August and we’ve only hit 100 once. That has to be a record.

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  5. Cynthia

    Oh my! No air conditioner is a big deal but yes you are lucky. I assume you went to the house in Palm Desert. Hoping all goes well with the new air conditioner.

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  6. Dan Antion

    My wife would go crazy without the AC, and I would join her this year. We’ve had four nasty heatwaves with temps in the high 90s and “feels like” well over 100. Yesterday afternoon, heat and humidity “felt like 116” Appliances are not made to last, they are made to fail on a regular basis. We just replaced a 25-year-old refrigerator with essentially the same model. The salesman told us not to expect that kind of life. He suggested seven years would be good.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      The humidity makes it feel much more uncomfortable. We had an old Amana refrigerator that lasts over 20 years. The new refrigerators don’t last. Our last one gave out after about 15 years. I hope the frig in our new house holds up. I don’t want to think about it because I feel like I am jinxing myself. Ha, ha.

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