Never too many

Padding through Home Depot the other day – more bags of thin-set – I passed by the box fans.

Maybe we could use another, I mused. Then, nah. Kept walking.

I regret that now. I prefer not to run air conditioning unless absolutely necessary, and our window unit is showing signs of lack of freon. (That’s a guess. It blows but doesn’t cool. Enlighten me.)

That leaves two box fans to share among two bedrooms and the living room, and no amount of creativity makes that work. Relief could have been mine for less than $20, but no.

Still, I love summer. I’m the sort of person who goes outside when it’s 90 degrees and putters in the yard, because it seems sinful to waste such weather when I know I’ll be complaining come January. I must be trying to bank heat.

This post originally appeared on, the online home of the Midland (MI) Daily News. Republished with permission.

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