Thursday, August 2, 2007

Airhead and the Randomness That Ensues

After dropping Tree Faerie off at daycare this morning, I found a great new place this morning to air up my tires! Next to one of the gas pumps, there was an air compressor where you put in 50 cents, enter the PSI that you want your tires inflated to, and start airing up your tires. It does an initial pressure check, then checks the pressure periodically while inflating your tire. When your tire tests at the PSI you entered, the machine beeps to let you know it's done! I aired all four tires up to exactly 32 PSI for 50 cents in less than 5 minutes! It was quick and stress-free! There is no doubt about it - I will be a returning customer! Especially since I originally put my 50 cents in the compressor by the car wash and then found out it was broken, so the guy at the register gave me my 50 cents back WITHOUT me asking for it and proceeded to give me instructions for using the new machine. It was awesome! After my tires were all perfectly inflated, I went back in the store and bought a V8 just to show my appreciation, not to mention I was thirsty.

(For those living in the Memphis area, this wonderful air compressor is next to pump 7 at the Shnuck's Express at the corner of Cordova Road and Germantown Parkway in Cordova. Go check it out, but please, please don't break it!)

In other news, my downstairs AC is still broken. It is now blowing warm air again. I've called the repair people again and will be meeting them this afternoon to see what the problem is. At least my upstairs unit is still working, so we do have SOME cool air that keeps it from being 100 degrees in the house - literally. Today's high is 96, and Saturday's high is supposed to be 99. Of course we have plans to spend the day outdoors at the Summerland Grove Lughnasad (Lammas) festival. Thankfully, there is access to air conditioning at the location, so I don't have to try to breastfeed in 100 degree heat, especially since I have to cover Tree Faerie's head when were around other people to keep my nipple from being abused from her popping off to look around.

More randomness: My best friend from Upward Bound is planning to come up for a visit the weekend before my birthday, and we have just made plans to glue quarters down and watch people try to pick them up. We used to do this in the Commons until one of the church camp kids was smart enough to figure out how to pry them up consistently. It was a lot of fun, though!

3 comments:

Monnik said...

You poor thing. I hope you get your A/C fixed.

Have fun with your UB friend! Try using a stronger adhesive. Like gorilla glue or something. :)

Swishy said...

Ughhh ... I almost went postal when my air was broken last summer!

Andrea said...

Gorilla Glue! I will have to pick some up!

And I've lost my "cool" several times since both units have been out. Now that at least one is working, I'm better.