Friday, June 19, 2015

Five on Friday

I'm joining in with Amy at Love Made My Home  and others (click on the icon at the bottom of the blog) for our weekly Five on Friday.  This week's five are a mixed bag.

The first is my favorite invention:  Air conditioning.
The temperature here yesterday was 98º, it is supposed to be that again today and then 100º on Saturday and 101º on Sunday (Happy Father's Day Mac).  So of course what happened yesterday afternoon?  Our air conditioner went out.  ARGHHH!!!!  You can't, or at least I wouldn't want to, live in the south without air conditioning.  Thank goodness we'd just added a window air conditioner to our bedroom window or we could not have slept here last night.  We would have had to stay in a motel.  It was 87º (that was the temperature in the house ) when we went to bed at 11 pm.

My second is the blessing of good friends.  Our friend Mike, who in addition to being a great piano player and bass player, is a jack of all trades who has just finished 2 years at a Tech School updating all his home repair skills including heating and air conditioning.  Mac called him last night and he was here by 9 am this morning, fixed the problem, a bad capacitor  (he says the parts coming in from China are very poorly made and don't last), and charges us---and only because we insist on paying---a nominal fee.  You're a life saver Mike.

The third is food for a hot day.  I'm making a Spanish tortilla, with lots of onions, potatoes and chorizo.  Paired with a salad that's dinner.

The fourth is orange sherbet ice cream, so fresh and tangy. What a treat on a hot summer night.

And my fifth is a picture I saw on-line this week and it made me giggle.  I think that if I were to try and hitchhike I'd find a better traveling companion than the raccoon did.


  1. What a wonderful picture. I remember a mother goose story to that effect, about a fox carrying the gingerbread man across a stream. "Run, run, as fast as you can; you can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man."

  2. wow, that's really how. and I thought it was hot here lol that picture is funny, hope the racoon got to where he wanted to go!

  3. Not a good time for your air conditioning to break down, the photo of the racoon is wonderful, I wonder if he got where he wanted to go. The orange ice cream sounds wonderful:)

  4. What a nuisance about the air conditioning, sounds like you really need it where you are. Please send some heat over here!! It's 59f today but feels chillier. That orange ice cream does look lovely and refreshing though. xx

  5. I am so sorry that you got your AC fixed, you are right, you need it in that heat, especially with the humidity in the south!!! Sounds as though it is blisteringly hot for you. The sorbet is definitely needed in that heat!!!! I love the raccoon picture, but it wouldn't be my mode of transport!!! Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you are having a great weekend! xx


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