Thursday, July 06, 2006
This morning the hvac guys finished the installation, did the walk-through with us, and left. In their wake was a sweet silence that I savored all day long.
There were no fans running, no noisy wall a/c unit chugging along in an almost vain attempt at keeping the living room and kitchen bearable. Silence and, cool rooms - throughout the house. SWEET!
That heat pump is huge though! I'm seeing lattice going all around that thing and a climbing rose, or two, engulfing it. :D
In celebration, DH and the three youngest kids will be loading up the travel trailer and heading out of town. DH and I were going to have to travel to Portland on Monday to attend his uncle's funeral, so thought we might as well make a weekend out of it. Think I'll sneak in a trip to Heirloom Roses just south of town in St. Paul. Now I really have to make some decisions, or rather narrow down the choices I've already circled in the catalog! And it looks like the weather is going to be pretty nice when we're there.
So tomorrow will be busy preparing the trailer, once we get it back from the dealership. While it's still on warranty, there were a couple of items that needed to be taken care of, so it's been in the shop. And the twins will be swimming in their first competition of the season. Thankfully it's a very low-stress competition where just finishing the race is cheered as much as the guy who finished first. They participated last year and even though they consistently finished toward the end of their races, showed lots of improvement and wanted to swim again this year. It's good for them and the pool is nearby so I don't have to drive them - except that I did when it was over 100 degrees.
I'll wish you all a happy weekend just in case I'm not able to while we're gone! Enjoy!