How we Celebrated Our One Year Anniversary in East Tennessee
Just a few days ago we celebrated the fact that it had been one year since we signed on our house in East Tennessee and relocated from Michigan. This past year has flown by quickly and it is crazy to think about all that has transpired over the past year. We have one year of mortgage payments down and only 14 years more to go before the house is ours free and clear.
Our celebration, like our life in general, was short lived. After returning home from a busy day helping some of our new dear friends move into their new home, we switched on our central air and settled down to unwind. Our relaxation was short lived when we realized that our central air was not working and it was hotter in the house because the windows were now closed. Not wanting to be a downer, I hung to the hope that the lines had just froze from running so long. My hopes were quickly dashed when that was not the case. At this point, I was wondering if a move to Alaska might have been better or at least cooler. I am not a winter person so maybe it was better we went south instead of north. The jury is still out.
Our dear friends came over on Sunday to see if they could help troubleshoot the problem. Well the men did that while we sat and talked on the front porch. After lunch, some retail therapy and evening church service, the men were back on the air conditioner problem solving mission. Cleaning the coils yielded no results and I was considering giving up being an adult when I realized that my refrigerator which had been acting up was no longer cooling correctly. Seriously, this was not how I planned to celebrate one year in East Tennessee but I just kept reminding myself that God is in Control!
My husband hoped that cleaning the ice build up on the coils in the freezer and vacuuming any dirt and dust from the air vents would help but 5 hours later I am looking at a working freezer and a non-working refrigerator. So I resigned myself to the fact that in order to not waste food, all foods consumed are calorie free! I have to find some sanity in our crazy life. It has been a weekend that would normally have me just go to bed early and close the day early but sleeping in a 80+ degree house is not easy. It is even worse when your allergies are flaring and nothing is working. Yep, just another crazy day in my house in East Tennessee. I am actually hoping it rains and things cool off but until then maybe I will sweat some pounds off.
Thankfully, our dear friends have arranged to have our central air unit charged tomorrow and we are praying that this is all that is required. As for our fridge, a repair man will be called in the morning and I am praying it is an easy fix. Until then if anyone needs me I might be cooling off in a bathtub of ice (since the freezer still works) eating “calorie-free” food before it goes bad.