At the end of yesterday's post, I posed a question. What are you looking forward to this summer? My bloggy friend Deanna included "air conditioning" in her response, and then went on to write a post about the blessings of air conditioning on her own blog.
All this has me thinking about the BAC (Before Air Conditioning) days here at the farmhouse. Yes, there were many years that we lived without air conditioning. And if you know how much I dislike hot-and-humid, and count in the fact that my first two babies were born in August, you might imagine that I was an unhappy camper. But I was young back then (in my 20's), and got through it fairly well with fans in every room and lots of freeze pops.
But when I was pregnant with Kati (in my 30's), the day came that I phoned Ron at work, crying, totally overwhelmed by the heat. And that is the summer that we had central air conditioning installed downstairs. Oh happy day!
Then the spring that we brought our tiny preemie Bekah home from the hospital (in my 40's), we decided that it was time to have the upstairs cooled as well. That was the summer that we had central air conditioning installed upstairs. Oh happy day!
If we had had another baby, I was going for the in ground pool.
But two out of three ain't bad.