Danger: Cranky, Hot Pregnant Woman Ahead

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Danger: Cranky, Hot Pregnant Woman Ahead

Yesterday, the AC quit working. It was just blowing hot air. The temperature reached at least 101 yesterday (In fact, I walked outside this morning to clean up the backyard, and our pooper scooper handles had partially melted and changed shapes. Instead of being in a straight line, they were really curved. LOL.). My husband went into emergency AC mode and hooked up about 5 fans in the living room for me. I was still pretty warm (but not in a dangerous way--just uncomfortable), and the baby did not care for it at all. He was kicking and moving and squirming to the point where I swear my belly was not still for a good, solid 2 hours. We rent so the property management people sent out a repair person last night to fix it. I think he just turned it off and turned it back on. Really effective...gets right to the root of the problem (sarcasm). Today, it started acting up yet again. So, wish me luck. I've already had to restart it once today. It's not like we keep the AC temp really low either. We set it at 79 or 80, so I don't think we're putting a huge demand on the unit. Anyhow, thanks for letting me rant once again. Keep my husband in your thoughts! Smile

Joined: 01/08/09
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If my A/C went out, I would be right there with you. Ours did that a year or so ago & the A/C people had to recharge the freon. Then it was perfect again. I sure hope yours gets fixed.

Hang in there! Oh... & vent away... anytime! That's what we are here for.

Joined: 04/05/06
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oh man! nothing makes me crankier right now than being hot. Strange because I "come from" a very hot and humid place, so it generally doesn't bother me, but pregnancy changed all that. I feel for you! Good luck today!!! Hope it keeps on working.

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Joined: 02/04/11
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Tuesday Was No Better

But Wednesday's been good. Tuesday, the AC went out around 1:00. At 3:00, the city had to turn off power to my house for about an hour in order to repair a fuse. That meant I didn't even have a fan. The AC and the electricity had been off at my house, my duplex neighbor's house, and the neighbors on each side of us. Well, as they say, misery loves company. Eventually, the city replaced the fuses, and the AC and electric popped back on. It's around 2:40 right now, and the AC seems to be keeping up pretty well with the 106 degree heat outside. I'm relieved but still afraid to do anything but stay at home and see if the AC continues to work. Anyway, thanks for letting me complain!

Joined: 07/15/07
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omg i would DIE.