No this is not a Dalek, it's a portable room air conditioner. We're setting all kinds of records here, today is the 44th day in a row with 90 or above temperatures, we'll break that record tomorrow. There's no end in sight nor hope of cooler temperatures, and we won't even speak of the humidity. Plus every day in June topped 90 degrees and that has never happened before. So we're in for a long, hot, humid summer. Which means lots of air conditioning. Our house has central air conditioning, two units in fact, one for the lower floor and one for upstairs. But unless we want to fund the national debt we can't run it all the time, and it makes little sense to cool a whole floor where some of the ceilings are 20 feet high when in fact we only want to cool the room we're in.
We have lots of fans including ceiling fans in every room but truthfully all they do is push hot air around so we went on-line and started looking at air conditioners and discovered that they have portable ones that you can wheel from room to room. So we zipped over to Home Depot and bought one. So far we've used it each night to cool our bedroom before we go to bed and it has done a nice job. It's rather loud and you have to vent it out the window but it's quick and we're pleased.
I'm very much looking forward to our trip to England to escape some of this weather. Summer sounds good in theory, and for a week or so it's fine, but it's only July 2 and it already feels like it's been here forever.