Today is one of those days!
I was sitting outside reading the rest of a good book on my Nook (Through a Glass Darkly...pretty good). PERFECT night about 75 degrees, no humidity, sun is slowly sinking, no wind, not too hot, not too cold, just lovely. Ahhh...for once the kids and the hubs are leaving me alone, I can't believe it, and I'm not sure it's safe to go inside and find out why, but it was so peaceful. One of those rare moments as a parent of four.
I get to the end of my book, and it's getting darker, so I decide to go in. I walk in the door and it's colder INside my house than the perfect temp OUTside my house. This INSTANTLY pisses me off (hence the "Mommy on the Edge" it doesn't take much) so I march over to the thermostat to see what it's set at. The gauge says it's set at 70 degrees. WHAT. THE. HELL.!!?? This is the second time in a week my husband has messed w/ it, it wasn't even that hot today, the high was 81, there is NO reason to even turn it on. So I give him the look of death and say, between my teeth...you know what I mean..real evil-like.."I swear to God if that is set lower than 74 degrees again this summer I will take it OFF the wall!!!" and stomp away. I will. He is not mechanical AT ALL and I can fix just about anything. I installed it, I shall take it away. MAN I hate that! I just got the electric bill from last month at $210 HOLY SHIT! I can't afford that kind of bill. He'll be lucky if I don't take if off the wall anyway. It wasn't even on all month, just a few days here and there, between that and SOMEone leaving the hose leaking for 3 days (yeah water and electric on the same bill..we're so blessed) it added up.
Overall I don't like A/C anyway, I hate walking around my house in the summer and seeing the kids wrapped in blankets to watch a movie, or sleeping in winter pajamas or my feet feeling like icicles. It's summer for Christ's sake, sleep in a T-shirt! Enjoy the warmth, because this is Michigan and we will be plunged back into darkness and cold before you know it! I should NOT have to walk outside to get warm. The ONLY time it's tolerable is when it's 85 or above and high humidity, even then there's NO reason for it to be set lower than 74. I hate being cold.