The a/c guy came today. Nothing huge, he thinks. Like all air conditioning guys, though, he took great delight in showing me how filthy our filter was. The older I get, the less impressed I am by these speeches. I have a hairy dog, four filthy boys and, sue me, I’m not a stellar housekeeper. Anyway, a/c guy’s advice, if the a/c fails again in a week or so, we’re in trouble. I’m taking the “all things are good” approach. The house is cool – very cool – I am actually wearing a sweater. Nothing bad is going to happen until I deem we can afford it.
I have successfully avoided the dinner dishes for the past five hours – it’s time to suck it up and get ‘er done, I guess. I’m just not that thrilled about it. Where’s Alice when you need her? (You know, Alice, the Brady Bunch maid?) I wouldn’t even make her wear the girdle and the uniform – unless they made her happy. I’m nothing like that horrible Carol Brady woman.
Read another book today. Drowning Ruth. It was an Oprah Book. I didn’t know that until I actually received the book via Paperbackswap.com. But, it was a classic Oprah book. It was compelling and definitely had me curious until the end.
Next up on my reading list: Waterland by Graham Swift (another random Paperbackswap.com choice) and I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak (Ian picked this up and read right through it after reading The Book Thief – his opinion on the Messenger book is still up in the air, though).