Help me understand. High summer season and evidently there's not an air conditioner in this city available for purchase? I know I jinxed myself yesterday over at Radio Gretchen's by announcing in response to her post about the pending heatwave that we would be purchasing an air conditioner in preparation for the sweltering 105 degree+ weekend. Ha! That's a good one! Lowes, Home Depot, Fred Meyer: they don't even have to check if you call them or show up to ask any employee. The known line is: all gone.
How can this be? Summer just begins to crank it up come mid July in Portland, and they're already sold out with no known date for when they'll have them? It is so rediculous that I'm thinking this must be a test of my retail prowess and am prepared to start working the phonelines, intent on finding one.
I haven't always been this way about the heat. I love the sun and a good heat wave is super summer fun, most of the time. But in a 100-year old house, with 2 cats and a dog, trying to get ready for a swarm of overnight guests and visitors, I'd like to try and get some decent sleep, beyond what my little window fan can provide. Yes, we'll do the backyard hose and swimsuit extravaganza while watering the garden and hoping the hanging basket doesn't curl up and fry to brown. No room for a slip'n'slide but the thought is tempting. The kiddie pool is a thought, but then once the heatwave is over, where am I supposed to put that thing?
Okay, enough bitching. I've got phone calls to make. I'm going to find an air conditioner for sale. And if anyone knows who may have them, for gods sake, let me know!