So, long story short, I "grew up" cool. When I moved myself out West, one of the first things I purchased was a window model air conditioner. Again, not a necessity in Calgary, AB but for the 10 days you DO NEED some cooling down, it was nice to have. Daddy Dave despised having to install the unit every year and quiet frankly, it never really cooled down our home, it was more for comfortable sleeping in our bedroom.
Fast forward a few years or rewind a couple years, depending how you look at it, our furnace was on the "fritz" and so began the long, tedious process of getting quotes to have it replaced. Daddy Dave was as adamant about not getting central air as I was about having it. And so, each quote came with a separate quote for installing a central air system. When it was time to "decide" which contractor to go with I went to "work" on why it was imperative we have air conditioning in the house. Top of the list? I was going to be a stay at home mom soon and how cruel would it be to subject his wife and children to the gruelling heat all day long while he comfortably sat in his air conditioned office. (Cleaver, I know!)
So, for all those people who told me that central air was a waste of money in Calgary, AB...I leave you with these comments from some of my Facebook buddies over the last few, extremely hot, days:
"Wishing my daughter wanted to play in the cool basement today, alas she would rather be outside in her pool...wish Momma had a pool"
"Holy faaaaaa la la la Laaa, it's HOT in my house!!!!"
"Thought about firing up the BBQ but I could just use the sidewalk. Same dif"
"Lazy Monday morning coffee in the gazebo & she's gonna be another hot one today! :)"
Happy Tuesday Friends...Stay "Cool"!