Beating the heat.
Several funnel clouds were spotted in the area earlier tonight, not far from where we used to live. There wasn't any wind or rain or any indication of nasty weather here, just extreme, energy-draining heat. On the plus side, I now know for sure that the central air works. Too bad it's only available in the living room.
Why only the living room? This house was built in 1906. In 1964, the doctor had an addition built to use as his office and installed forced air heating for that portion and, at some point, central air conditioning. At the same time, they extended the living room into the addition, making it about twice its original size, and it shares the ductwork for the heat and air. The rest of the house uses hot water heat (radiators) and has no ductwork.
It's not a big deal, really. With the doors closed, the living room can be a reasonable temperature and if it was truly necessary, I could always go sit in the addition. Fortunately, the house is large enough that it takes a while to heat up and, so far, hasn't been as hot as our last house.
Posted by Ripley on July 13, 2004
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