Thankful Thursday – air conditioning

Well, these past 2 weeks have been hot. Hot and dry. Yes, we’ve had a day or two with some thunderstorms and with a dip in the temperatures, but for this girl who likes her temps closer to 50-60, 100 degree days with heat indexes into the 120s is … let’s say UNCOMFORTABLE!!

When I lived in Albuquerque back in the early 1980s, we had swamp coolers on our house instead of air conditioners (or refrigerated air, as they called it). Now THOSE were fun. And way cheaper to run than what WE call air conditioners. It uses evaporation to cool the air down rather than blowing in cold air. I don’t know all the ins and outs about it, just that

there was water..
there was a fan and
VOILA: cool air!

Of course, when you have 12% humidity, that was great.

Today I’m, once again (I know I blogged this last year at this time), SO VERY THANKFUL for the invention of air conditioning,  no matter which type for which part of the country!!!

By Paul Robinson, via Wikimedia Commons

Our poor little window units have been running their hearts out for us this week.

It reminds me of this verse:

She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. Prov 31:15

It is times like this that I’m glad my “servant girls” are working hard for me – and I do give them their “portions” while it is dark by giving them relief and turning them down at night to just keep the humidity down but not pushing them to cool (except in my bedroom, of course).

I’m looking forward to some relief come the week-end and the joy of being able to turn our A/C off…but in the meantime, I’m GRATEFUL, GRATEFUL, GRATEFUL for cooling air!

Linking to:
Thankful Thursday, Proverbs 31 Thursdays, Hearts For Home Thursdays , Thought Provoking Thursday, First Day of My Life Thankful Thursdays, Thankful, Thankful Thursday Brown-eyed Bell(e)

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  1. i thank God for air conditioner too. our country is humid and turning this unit on is so refreshing.

    • Amen! 😀

  2. I am thankful for AC too. Recently installed whole house ac after never having it. I am in total awe and thankful each day. Grew up in Colorado with evaporative cooling but never here in PA would that work. Also grateful for self defrosting freezers. I have one now for the first time in my life. WOW. What a wonder. Driers too–didn’t have one when my kids were babies. Thanks for reminding us of these marvels that God has given us.

    • Daniae, I would LOVE to have central air in our home. Every year I try and save money for it and every year something else comes up more urgent. And I’m COMPLETELY with you on the self-defrosting freezers!! 😀 Thanks for coming by!


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