I was laying in my bed just the other night,
Thinking of summer and her many delights.
Swimming, playing, being kissed by the sun.
I truly love summer...the sweat and the fun.
I often am out in the sun and the heat.
Nothing's more glorious than coming in for retreat.
The sun gets so hot, the AC is my friend.
Without a cooling system, the heat NEVER ends.
A few years ago, I lived without cool.
My baby boy and I sweat enough for a pool!
Happy wife? Sad to say, my DH did NOT have.
The heat makes me cranky. Don't come near...I might stab!
Who invented the swamp cooler? Well, he had no brain.
It worked nary a day in this house we'd attained.
Central air, we conceded, of necessity we'd buy.
Not 'til Fall, when on sale. I suffered through August and July!
Then all winter long, I waited and prayed
For the HOT days ahead when inside I'd stay!
So a year ago, summer was glorious indeed.
I'd sweat, I'd melt, then crank the air 'til I'd freeze!
As summer rolled in, this great year of '09,
My plan was the same. We'd survive summer just fine.
Until one day last week...we had a few guests.
The hottest day yet, the AC failed the test!
Cranky-me, feeling sweaty, upon hubby's return home
Nearly tackled him as he walked through the door, mouth a-foam!
"WHY IS IT HOT IN THIS AIR-CONDITIONED (expletive) HOUSE?!?!?
WE'RE HOT AND WE'RE SWEATY, AND I HAVEN'T EVEN WORKED OUT!"
The husband calmly replied in his matter-of-fact voice,
"Today must be the 1st day they used the 'cool keeper' device."
He went on to explain that dear Rocky Mountain Power,
Could turn our AC off at peak times...hour after hour.
Supposedly most customers don't notice the change.
But my 3-year old noticed. And he sure did complain!
So I'm helping conserve energy, and not liking it one bit.
I'm a baby, I know. I completely threw a big fit!
But I feel sorta guilty saying, "Please take it off!"
That little signal receiving device, it's ticking me off.
Stop turning off my air when I want it back on!
I paid money to be cool...the heat is making me yawn
...and yell and complain and be ornery at best.
Can I survive this through August? That will be the test!
At least it gets cool when peak hours have ended.
I can crank the air up when the sun has descended.
And I can spend all my days in the cool of the shade.
We can swim, run through sprinklers, and drink lemonade.
Guess that's what I get for actually becoming somewhat green.
Today I bought cloth diapers...I'm an environmental machine!
How about you? Do you enjoy doing good for the earth?
Sure, I hate global warming, but AC has great worth!
I'm kind of on the fence. At least I'm trying my best.
But this summer in the heat will be a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE test!