Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Good Day Starts with a Good Night's Sleep

Now that they have bumped our neighborhood from "by Monday" restoration to "by Thursday" restoration, we decided to take a few more steps to make things comfortable. Namely, a $100 window unit in the bed room. 6000 BTU isn't going to cool more than the one room, but that's all we needed to get the first good night's sleep in a while.

And while I was at it, I routed the generator through the breaker panel so that we could do away with all the extension cords, close the doors, and clear out the bugs. (Don't worry, my neighbor showed me how and its all perfectly safe.)

Charles is back to school today, Thomas in gymnastics day-camp, and Dianne and I are off to work. With a little luck I'll be able to undo all of this tonight when the power is restored.


  1. We have been wondering. Sounds like a plan. I'm guessing that window unit will come in handy somewhere else in the future, too. Thanks for the report.

  2. Mom - you could always use the unit in garage for overflow guests...