Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Dang, it's hot....

I got back from a job this afternoon...I can't get the A/C in this house that I'm working in to cool down. I have a fan, but geegollywillikers....it's 86 in that 8,000 sqft. house. Now, in 100 degree weather, that might seem cool....but 86 is only cool if you're on the beach with a festive umbrella over head and perhaps a delightful pina colada with a mini-me umbrella tucked happily inside it...and a good book to read. However...86 degrees is NOT comfy for a 40 something, slightly Rubenesque female hauling ladders and paint buckets around, and climbing up and down. It's hotter up toward the ceiling, did you KNOW that?? :-) I think I "glowed" off a few pounds....

17 comments:

Bar Bar A said...

I sit in awe and amazement than you can drag ladders around and climb them. I could not do that with all my stupid physical issues. I'll tell ya one thing I COULD do -

I could sit under an umbrella with my buddy Karen sipping a Mai Tai while she sips her pina colada!

Joe said...

Karen,

You are a riot!

I hope you figure out the A/C issue soon. Where are the owners? Have they no compassion? They must have the fixings for a pina colada. Make your drink then close your eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself, 'There's no place like the beach'.

Have fun!

Karen said...

Tell ya what kids....I got a key...I'll give you directions...it's a big house, BIG pool...partay!! ;-)

Kansas Bob said...

86 is hot at the beach too ... not that I remember much of the beach days from my youth ... before Kansas ... hey where are the beaches in Texas ... and don't say Galveston ... maybe Padre :)

Christine said...

Feelin yer pain~ ceiling work is the worst!

Karen said...

Hey, KB...I can dream, can't I? Nah...not into Texas beaches much...
Christine...I hate ceiling work with a passion!

trace said...

where is it not hot this week? was at the beach yesterday but could only stay a little bit - it was blistering (and so was I)!

stay cool

Bruce said...

Did I hear someone say party? Big pool you say? I'm so there. You can have your beach, right now I would settle for the top of a mountain.

B~

Karen said...

Yeah, you're right Bruce...I can't go in the sun, so I would rather be on a mountain right now...

Karen said...

Trace...maybe....north or south pole? :-0
At least you have a beach close by!

Larry said...

My house has been hot enough that I didn't want to start the computer... makes a great heater. And the beach is too crowded.

As for the kilt and Greek food Jack mentioned, it's part of a long story. I met Jack in May 2003 when I was doing a sculpture. Lapsed Christian sculptor meets assistant pastor, and ends up being sandbagged by Jesus through a sequence of unlikely events organized by our counter-statistical God. Jack came back last year and we met at a local Greek restaurant. I was, of course, wearing a kilt, which is what any reasonable man would wear on a warm day. We had a hilarious time. If you want the whole story of the year before I started Blogging, it's called "Anonymity was never an option," and runs about 250 pages. Email or hard copy.

Karen said...

well, yeah! Larry. Sounds verrrry interesting!
A kilt, hmmm?

Larry said...

Yes, a kilt. The Scots knew what they were about. If you'd like some details on this, get a cup of your favorite beverage, sit comfortably, and take a look at yis2003.blogspot.com and then click on 03M-7. There are pictures, and then the story. Have fun!

Karen said...

I look forward to it, my friend!! :-)

curious servant said...

First time here... browsing your posts. I le the one right before this quite a bit.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You do so well in hauling those things around. I dislike the heat intensely. We've had a heatwave here in England.

You have a great blog here, Karen.

Karen said...

Thank you, Captain!