We spent most of the day Wednesday in the ER with R2, who might have fractured his arm in a self-injury fit. Lots of good emotional blog material there, but when we got home, the AC was broken and it was 85 degrees in my house. So I haven't blogged in 2 days, because I was hot. I'll get to the deeper stuff next week. Today I need to talk about my pain.
Now, maybe you're like, "You're from TEXAS. Houston, even. You grew up in the belly of hell and you're calling 85 degrees hot?" Here's the deal. In Houston, it's like 115 degrees in the shade in March or something. And the humidity is like 123% all the time so you have a heatstroke walking to the mailbox. Seriously. It's insanely hot and humid. Insanely. For most of the year. The trick is, Texans keep their thermostats on 60 pretty much year round, just to prepare. I mean, it cools down a little in the winter, maybe 40 degrees a couple of times around Christmas. In my mama's house, it would still be 60 degrees. In Houston, you wear tank tops and short shorts and carry a sweater, because when you walk in Walmart you will be driven backward by gale-force arctic blasts from the air conditioner. It's a way of life.
So if it is 85 degrees inside my house, even you lucky Texans left in Texas have to admit, that's nasty. The MOG kicked into gear right away, going up in the attic and doing something and buying box fans from the hardware store, and calling the AC guy who promised to come, someday. I, being a proper Southern woman, wilted into the couch. I got up to get a cold Coke, and then it was back to wilting. (also, it had been a very long and emotional day, but that didn't cover the next day of wilting)
Finally on Thursday, Elvin's former son-in-law came and fixed it, and then it took 12 hours to cool down, because this place is a barn. This morning it is 73 degrees in my room with 2 fans, and I can type on my computer again. Don't expect blogging in the end-times, y'all.
On an unrelated note, the MOG led worship in the Prayer Room last night. You can watch the archive here. (10 pm Thursday)