Living here in the southern region can be miserable if you aren’t used to the heat! If you’re at all like me, only thirty seconds of being outside can have you perspiring through your clothes! However for most of us, the only escape is having an excellent air conditioner in every house, shopping mall, or enclosed event space for that matter. Most of the time, our window box a/c does the job just great plus keeps our beach house pretty cool; Recently though, tragedy struck – literally, when a heavy tree branch came down during a thunderstorm, and tore our window a/c component right out of the frame! Not only did it rip the wall, it left a hole in my roof! I had a huge hole in my wall and ceiling during a heavy downpour! I scrambled to find trash bags and duct tape to patch up the holes as best as I could, but there was still a ton of water that came in. I chose to wait until the afternoon to tend to this issue, in hopes that the storm would pass by then. I then fell back to sleep in my bed. My exhausting luck continued, as I woke up an hour later all sweaty! The rain had stopped, but now our house was so hot plus humid that I felt about like I was in a sauna. Angry plus tired, I climbed into our bathtub, turned on the shower, letting cold water rain down on me to lull me into a nap for another hour. Finally, I got up, still tired but eager to maintenance our issues, plus shut off the shower to dry off and assess the destruction from the storm. Thankfully, the water destruction wasn’t too bad, plus once I removed the trash bags and opened other windows, the heat wafted out pretty fast! Did I mention that all of this happened on a Monday? I was miserable that I had to spend the week – plus our currency – on a new window box unit, but I absolutely wasn’t going to try and tough it out through another day of this heat.