Now that summer is over, it’s just about time for the kids to start back to school.
The weather is finally cooling off a little bit. It was a long, hot summer, and we ran our air conditioning system basically non stop for about four whole months. Our cooling bills were ridiculous this year and I’m glad the weather is finally cooling down some. We had our air conditioning maintained and tuned up at the beginning of summer when our local HVAC company had an A/C tune up special. By the end of the summer, I was really glad that we had taken advantage of that A/C tune up, because our air conditioning had to work extra hard for so long. The temperatures outside this year were well over the average, and I think we had one week where the temperature didn’t drop below ninety at all! Now that the kids are finally going back to school next week, I’m really glad that the weather is cooling off! Some of the classrooms at their school aren’t air conditioned. I know that in the case of my kids, at least, when they are too hot they have a hard time paying attention in class. I was actually thinking about buying a window unit air conditioner for my daughter’s fourth grade classroom. Can you imagine being stuck in a room all day with thirty other sweaty kids and no A/C? That’s got to be miserable and the indoor air quality must be just terrible. At least the temperature should be a little cooler outside now than it was in the summer, though.