Since my Saturday sucked really really bad, I was really glad that I had such a fun Sunday planned.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Posted by Erin at 8:09 PM
Saturday I was at the Mud Run for work, right? Hot hot day outside in a field more or less at Harrah's. 90s. The event went well as far as I know despite the heat. So we get done around 2:30 (we got there at 6am) and I'm looking forward to a cold shower and nap in the AC.
I get home and it's about 77 in my house. I can hear the AC trying to kick on (I keep the house about 75-76) so I go about my business. I take my luke warm amazing shower and lay down for a nap. When I wake up about 2 hours later, it's pretty hot in the house. I check the thermostat and it says 80. Um, what? So I start troubleshooting - change the battery in the thermostat, check the breaker, etc. Finally I go outside and see the fan isn't running on the outdoor unit. Awesome. I get a hold of a repair guy and he finally gets to the house about 10pm (he said that's how they're running these days and it was no cheaper to have him come the next day) to see what's going on. So he does a bunch of work and the unit still isn't working right... you guessed it, I need a new AC. There's apparently a leak somewhere, and with the new energy efficiency standards, you can't just replace the outdoor or indoor unit because the new one won't work with the old one. So he dumps a ton of refrigerant in it (that's what's leaking apparently) to get it running and tells me this is basically a band-aid until I can replace it. How much to do this you may ask? About $4,000. He leaves about 2am and my house is finally cooling down (from about 84 - it was cooler outside.)
So I won't be going to Florida next month since I'm shelling out for the AC.
Posted by Erin at 7:57 PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I think I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that my daddy is awesome. I'm definitely a 'daddy's girl' and pretty much always have been. If my dad needs to be talked into something, I'm a front runner for people who will be successful at convincing him. He'll do anything he can to help me or my siblings and is always willing to help a friend. He drives like he's 80. He's a social guy and likes to go out and do things with people. He likes obscure rock in addition to classic rock. He's not very "handy" but gets things done when necessary - and knows when to call in a professional. He annoys me to no end when he calls my cell and after I say hello he says, "Erin?" like he's expecting someone else to answer. (Maybe the cats?) He thinks he wants to move out to the middle of nowhere until he realized that it will be more than a 10 minute drive to go to the grocery store, and chances are that store won't be Aldi or Wal-mart. He loves baseball and taught us kids about the game. It's not uncommon for him to order a shot of Jack with his meal. Then of course a fine AB beer. He thinks I'm a bit of a beer snob. :)
Posted by Erin at 8:15 PM
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Posted by Erin at 5:48 PM
Monday, June 7, 2010
I'm beat. It's been a long couple days. Good, but long.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday was our Challenge Walk. 209 people walked 50 miles in 3 days and raised a minimum of $1000 - $1500. Wow, right? Pretty intense. This group is projected to raise $500,000 this year - do the math, there's some major fundraisers there. Anyway, we stay at the St. Charles Community College (who are absolutely wonderful to us might I add) and our participants walk all over St. Charles county.
While I worked the event last year, I wasn't really involved with it until the event itself. This year we changed things up a bit and I worked with some of the teams and worked more heavily with Matt and the committee working up to the event. So this year was a totally different experience. Not only do I just generally know people now (there's so few walkers compared to our other events you get to know them pretty fast) but I've been working with people so they know me too. It's always rewarding when at the end of an event someone comes up to you and hugs you and says thanks you did a good job.
Working 15ish hour days with no weekend break makes for a crabby girl though. Not only did nothing really go right for me this morning, but I was a crabby, tired girl on top of it. This combination led to me leaving the office in frustrated tears this afternoon and my co workers prob. thinking I'd gone off the deep end. (Any really strong emotion brings tears. I don't really get it, but it's how I release my stress I guess.) So I came home and took a nice long nap and feel much better.
It was a good weekend for a great cause!
Posted by Erin at 8:33 PM