So what else is new under the HOT DRY sun here?
Just the same old heat but a little cooler today at 111. No 90\’s in the 10-day forecast. The fire in our county, Salt Fire have lifted all evacuations and it\’s burned 12,650 acres with a 70% containment. The smoke conditions are improving each day.
Fortunately, Navy said someone cancelled and moved them up on the list and they were able to get their AC fixed on Friday. But they do need a whole new system. Apparently, it is not an HVAC like I have – they have a Heat Pump Air Conditioner. I never heard of that before.
Using a heat pump vs AC is a more environmentally-friendly way of heating and cooling your house. Geothermal heat pumps can be especially energy-efficient. Heat pumps don’t generate heat, they simply move it from one place to another, which can be a more cost-efficient way to cool your home. In the summer, heat pumps will move the warm air outside, leaving your house cool. In the winter, the opposite will happen and your heat pump will warm your house instead.
Margie has her new computer now – and she loves it. My husband and our friend went up there yesterday to do some stuff – My husband fixed a porch light that burned out and Josh tried to fix the settings on her satellite. Margie has taken care of and been a blessing to us and others for years – after her husband passed away (they were 2 peas in a pod) she was lost but is just now starting to enjoy life again. She has 2 grown kids and grandchildren that are young adults – but she says they are too busy and she hates to call them for help. Many elderly feel that way. All those years, taking care of them – they hate to have to be cared for by their children and grandchildren.
Saturday, Char was out galavanting around in the heat – without water and she hadn\’t eaten breakfast or lunch. She says she forgets – we get really upset with her on this. I fear one day we will get a phone call of her collapsing in the heat. Well, she called me in a panic, because she lost her house keys. For some reason she never places her keys in her purse – she holds onto them. She doesn\’t need to as she doesn\’t drive or have a car. She was holding them when she took the bus – she was holding them when she got her haircut and she was holding them when she was shopping at Walmart. Obviously holding your keys don\’t cut it. She went backtracked everywhere she had gone to, and they were nowhere to be found. She left her information at customer service. Meanwhile, it\’s 115 degrees and she\’s stuck at Walmart. We have a key – so it all worked out – I picked her up and dropped her off at her apartment. She tends to fret and worry so I always have to break these things down for her to calm her.
- It\’s not the end of the world – we have a spare key –
- just call the property management for a new mailbox key.
- Be prepared you may have to put down another deposit for the key
- She lost her free bus pass on her key ring she gets every month – so she may have to pay for the bus, this month.