". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Thursday, June 5, 2008


What would cause a 1-year-old a/c unit that has only been through one mild summer to stop working the moment the technician drives away after completing said unit's annual cleaning and maintenance?

And what alignment of my unlucky stars would make this occur on the night before what promises to be the hottest day of the season thus far, the same day that my husband has agreed to watch a houseful of children so that two friends and I can attend the state homeschool convention?

Just asking.


Evan said...

Same principle that causes two separate pieces of equipment -- both known for simplicity and reliability, and both of which have operated trouble-free on base up to the day before -- to inexplicably and simultaneously stop working the moment you go outside the wire on a mission dependent on them. As our driver put it, "it's all Murphy, man, he'll get you ever time".

Hannah J said...

Poor Phil! The kids probably won't mind it so much...they'll just run around until they drop.