Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Hand That Feeds...

  Life has been interesting...

The cat bite has healed, the cat has been seen by his vet and pronounced fit, the county has received his rabies certificate and has thus far neither phoned or come by and the feline himself has been remarkably better behaved.

Our weather, though, remains unseasonably warm. So much so, that my air conditioning has been in use at a time of year one would normally use heating. Unfortunately, I've not had good luck in that arena as the rooftop compressor has ceased function entirely. This has left my flat a balmy 80 degrees for the last few days as I await the appearance of an A/C repair person.

A contractor/home inspector has already sussed out this compressor problem and recommended someone who, as bad luck and poor customer service would have it, failed to show at all yesterday. Another individual has been called and now I continue the game of hurry up and wait...

7 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Good luck. I am glad the cat bite has healed. They can be tricky. I have some puncture marks I am keeping an eye on - not the cats fault. I was holding her when someone started up a chainsaw...

Birdie said...

Air conditioning in December? I don't know if I should be envious or not!

the walking man said...

It's been unseasonably warm here in Detroit as well e, but the A/C? OHHH no no we'd rather sweat than spend with the utility company. They suck as bad as your repairman who didn't show up.

A Super Dilettante said...

My dear E,

I'm very sorry to hear about the cat bite. I hope that he is now behaving himself. I have been scratched by the cat for a few times once across my face while I was reading the newspaper!

It sounds like this most unusual mild weather is affecting you in the same way. Even in Scotland, the daffodil blubs are out which I must admit that a bit surreal for this time of the year!

I hope you are making a good progress with your contractor. I can only sympathise when you say that they didn't come at an appointed time. I have experienced a few unreliable contractors this summer while I was doing some renovation around the house. I find it very difficult to find a good DIY man who is willing to come to the remote village and solve my problems - I am utterly hopeless in DIY matters.

Above all, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and I would like to thank you for being a loyal visitor to my blog. I treasure our friendship over the years and I've always enjoyed reading your comments. Thank you so much for all your support.

Happy Christmas,

ASD

Steve Reed said...

Ugh. Well, I think it's supposed to get cooler, isn't that what I've read? So maybe that will help. I'll be sharing balmy temperatures with you soon enough!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Ouch on the cat bite - they certainly can be contrary things.

the fly in the web said...

How frustrating...and how typical of businesses these days. Everywhere.