Well after 5 days of messing with my thermostat (see below) I finally cried uncle, and called in a professional. We should have heat by tonight, and my wallet should feel a little lite!
So on Friday Andrea noticed the thermostat in our bedroom was dead, so we toughed out a chilly night and I was planning on working on it Saturday morning after Robbies football game. His team got murdered, and then we went home. The air unit is in the attic above our bedroom closet. Luckily our house has 10 foot ceilings or getting up there would have been a breeze. As I was climbing on chairs and closet shelves, to the attic opening, my oldest son remarks "Not exactly spiderman is he?" This was not funny as I was sure I pulled something. I ended up getting up there, and finding nothing wrong, however I had a terrible truth staring me in the face...I know nothing of AC/Heating units. I barely knew where to find it. A complete lack of knowledge never stopped me from anything before. So here I am in the attic looking at this big metal thing with ducts coming out of it, and I got nothing. After great effort and 2 snickering kids I was able to get down with relativly few injuries, just in time for the Razorback game with the gators....We all know how that went.
After thinking about it all day Sunday I decided it must be the thermostat, so my plan was to take the downstairs thermostat, and swap it with the upstairs thermostat, and then we would know if it was a bad thermostat, well to make a long story short....Neither one of them work now, and My wife is mad as a hornet, my kids are still making fun of me for being fat and unable to climb, and it is getting cold at night. I think I should call a professional, but I just know it is going to be something stupid easy and it will cost me 500 bucks AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I also think I need a ladder. How was your weekend?
Is this crazy heat good for my tomatos? I got a bunch growing, but they just won't seem to get ripe, and I want one....I want one bad. I just stare longingly at my back yard waiting to see something red, but nope, just green with spots of brown, which reminds me Robbie needs to get out there with the pooper scooper!
Back from a great trip to Iowa to a family reunion for Andrea's mom. That was alot of fun, some other highlights of the trip.
1. My dad sent my wife and my brothers wife to get manicures and pedicures leaving my dad and I at home alone with 3 little boys and a 6 week old baby girl, and things were going fine untill something smelled bad, and we had to change a girls diaper, I have to admit I was off the map lost on that deal.
2. The farmers market in West Des Moines Iowa is a sight to behold. 3 live bands food everywhere, cheap beverages.....AWESOME!
3. Went boating with the kids, mom, dad, brother and his wife and kids, and we did a little tubing....alot of tubing.....extreme tubing, where the idea is to see how long you can stay on. This was a blast, however I am alot older than I used to be. I am now 6'5" 280lbs of walking pain, even the tops of my feet are bruised from skipping across the water at an absolutly irresponsible rate of speed......GOOD TIMES!!!!!
I will post a few pics soon
Thank goodness my wife is now on facebook. I can steal all her good pics and share them with you!
My youngest son Joey came to work with me today. Here is a pic of him hard at it!
This is a pic of Robbies baseball team after they won their post season tournament! Go Rockets!
This is my favorite of my family.
This is Andrea and I at Dancing With The Stars. (She looks gooooood)
Herres one of Robbie palyin T-ball last year. (I will update this soon.)
And here's Joey being Joey!
We are big time buds ya know.