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AC's and Fridge Doors

I've had a miserable day, thank you very much for asking.


It's hot, and California seems to be burning to the ground. Due to smoke, leaving my windows open is no longer an option. I woke up this morning with my tongue glued to the roof of my mouth and burning eyes. I shut all windows, and turned on my wall AC unit for the first time since I moved in.

It didn't work. After an hour, it was hotter inside than it was outside and it was about 90 degrees outside.

I called my repairman, trying not to worry about COVID.

He was busy. Very busy, but he would squeek me in. While waiting for his arrival, I opened my fridge to get food for brekkie, and the refrigerator door came off.


So I currently have three repairmen scurrying around my tiny, tiny abode with their masks mostly on.

Sometimes on.

They are trying to fix the wall AC (blowing out 87 degree air according to the nifty little gadget the AC man pointed at it).

The refrigerator men wrestle my fridge out from the wall and scatter my food across the countertop. I try not to watch the food curl up and die. Then the youngest slides to the ground with a flashlight, peering at the bottom hinges. He stands back up and tells me rather accusingly, "There is a screw missing."

I hope he was referring to the door and not me.

The two of them go outside to pound a metal thing into a serviceable screw/gasket/whatever, that will enable my door to be put back on.

Meanwhile, the AC man is perplexed by the letters "FO" displayed on the digital screen of my unit. After much futile searching, the AC manual cannot be found. I helpfully google what "FO" means, and an informative blurb pops up telling us that 'FO' indicates there is a leak, and/or the unit is low on coolant. Then another few paragraphs of technical gibberish which my AC man totally understands.

So the AC man scrambles back up on the roof, and the other two have come back inside with a perfect thingamajig. Within a few minutes my fridge door is reattached, and the AC is pumping out Arctic air.

Pure heaven.

Thank you, thank you to all the repair-people on this earth. 💓💓💓

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