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Old 06-25-2018, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Suffering just like our pioneer ancestors.

It is currently 88 degrees in our house. AC died on Friday - I got my second replacement bid today. I have a new respect for our pioneer forefathers, as this is exactly what they experienced in Texas summers long ago. Well, exactly other than still having a TV, electric fans and a refrigerator. Oh, and sleeping upstairs where the AC still works. Other than that it is a true pioneer experience. Woe is me...

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Old 06-25-2018, 07:19 PM   #2
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People have no idea how tough them sumbucks was, and how soft life is today.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:21 PM   #3
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AC out brings you to ground zero. We’ve all been there a time or two. What a cushy life we all live relying on our comforts of AC.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:24 PM   #4
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How are you surviving?

Our coil just went out about a month ago. Took 7 days to schedule the replacement. We did the sleep upstairs thing as well. I canít imagine trying to sleep, on the ground, when is 85 degrees at night.


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Old 06-25-2018, 07:26 PM   #5
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LMAO at Jerp.......bring on September and October please. Need some occasional cold fronts STAT!!

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Old 06-25-2018, 07:28 PM   #6
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Man, how old are.you guys. We didnt have ac til I was 15 and then only in the living room and no ac in schools either.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:34 PM   #7
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Doesnt help that houses aren't built to keep air flowing much anymore.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:40 PM   #8
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I'm thinking temperature was the least of their problems.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:41 PM   #9
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Suck it up princess . Sorry for your woes. Don’t they rent those new dangled swamp coolers?
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:42 PM   #10
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I feel ya, just had my A coil replaced a couple weeks ago.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:44 PM   #11
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It is currently 88 degrees in our house. AC died on Friday - I got my second replacement bid today. I have a new respect for our pioneer forefathers, as this is exactly what they experienced in Texas summers long ago. Well, exactly other than still having a TV, electric fans and a refrigerator. Oh, and sleeping upstairs where the AC still works. Other than that it is a true pioneer experience. Woe is me...

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The big difference is that they (pioneer forefathers) did not know what airconditioning was, and were not conditioned to having it. Not saying I would rather not have A/C, because I'd be lying!!!! Just pointing out tht it is probably waaaaaaaaaaay worse for you than it was for them!

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Old 06-25-2018, 07:44 PM   #12
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Our A/C went out in the summer of 80 and it took over a month to get it repaired. That was a whole bunch of suck! It gave me a whole new respect for those folks that did without.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:48 PM   #13
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Man, how old are.you guys. We didnt have ac til I was 15 and then only in the living room and no ac in schools either.
We had AC but unless it was really hot my tightwad dad would just run the attic fan. No AC in the schools (just box fans in the windows) but school didnít start until after Labor Day. I donít ever remember being bothered by the heat. I guess several decades of 24/7 climate control makes you soft.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:50 PM   #14
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I keep a small window unit for such occasions.
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:55 PM   #15
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:16 PM   #16
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Man, how old are.you guys. We didnt have ac til I was 15 and then only in the living room and no ac in schools either.
Testify ! Not only that, we didn't have a bathroom until I was about eight. Still got splinters in my .........uh, hams !

I didn't have an air conditioner until I was in my early thirties. Ain't been without since though !
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:50 PM   #17
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We had a similar incident last July. A/C quit while we were in Destin, FL. I called the company that put the system in and had a friend run by to let them in. $350ish or so later and we were supposedly good to go. We get home Sat. night and the house is in the high 80's with the A/C running non stop. Couldn't get the A/C company to answer or return a call until Monday afternoon. After that it was one excuse after another. Finally got another guy out on Tuesday and he found the leak in the furnace. Apparently we bought one of the first year furnaces after everything was changed over to the new Freon. The new guy, who was very honest and prompt, had to install a new furnace to the tune of $1300 or so on that Wednesday since the installing company didn't file the warranty paperwork and we were literally out of warranty by a month. The original installers never would make it right or even refund my $350 for what they did while we were out of town, which didn't fix anything. Needless to say, staying in a hot house from Sat. to Wed. was zero fun. There really are some super shady contractors out there. I learned my lesson the hard way.

On a side note, I'm 41 and my Dad didn't have a house A/C until he graduated from high school and moved out of his parents house. That was in Austin, TX. in the late 60's.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:53 PM   #18
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Poor guy!


My freshman year at college (in Houston), our dorms were not air conditioned! They did add AC the next summer!
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:05 PM   #19
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I keep a small window unit for such occasions.
Me too, and a generator... you havenít lived life on the edge if you havenít spent a couple July nights in east Texas without power or a functioning AC and a pregnant wife on your ***
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