Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Don't pout Everything Seems Marvi

Our A/C went out.

No warning, no call in advance.  It just decided to go kaput.

Normally this would not be a huge problem except it happened on Saturday night.  At 10:00 pm.

A/C goes out at 10 pm on Saturday night and Captain Kid is ready to break take things apart and wants to start working on it immediately.  There are a few problems with this scenario.  

1.  He is not an A/C guy
2.  It's 10 pm at night.  

So you know who is going to get stuck holding the flash light?  But I pointed out at least it was night time when it went out and not in the heat of the day.  The house was reasonably cool and the sun was not shining.

A few serendipitous moments before the air conditioner actually went out I was having a conversation with @muftopmommy also known as Janet F.  Not following her on twitter, go and do so now.

Anyway, we were chatting and she typed in DPESM.  I thought it was a pretty cool acronym that I was just unfamiliar with.   Nope, instead she had a finger glitch.  After another couple of tweets she came up with this DPESM = Don't pout everything seems marvy.

I thought it was brilliant. 

Sunday morning we gave in and called a service company to come out and take care of this.  A ridiculous amount of money later and we had a working air conditioner.

Fast Forward Monday.  Battery in Captain Kid's truck died.  Wouldn't be a big problem except I was the one driving it and he was not around to help me out with this problem.

Suffice it to say, today, after I was over my self imposed pity party I found a reason to apply DPESM.  


Linda G. said...

Ugh. A/C problems and car problems -- two of my least favorite situations. Hope the rest of your week goes smoothly. You deserve a break. :)

muffintopmommy aka @muftopmommy said...

I had one week where my dishwasher broke, I had a huge plumbling problem and some other huge thing--I forget now (which proves we move on!) but it was expensive. Seems like everything happens at once and you wanna shriek, "ENOUGH!" We're all totally justified in having a pity party sometimes, but DPESM is going to be my new (accidental) mantra! Thanks for the shout out and yay for finger twitches--let's start a trend!

Patty Blount said...

I'm with Linda on this... been driving a car with no AC all summer... But kudos to Janet for putting a name to the mantra! DPESM!

Glad you're back to your cheery self.

Candyland said...

I feel for you. Not with the A/C but just life throwing crap at you. Sorry:( I really hope it gets better!!! *hugs*

Karla Nellenbach said...

Yikes! AC problems are the worst, especially during the dead of summer...hope things start looking up :)

Kelly Breakey said...


Well the A/C is working, not fixed. But I have high hopes that it will be repaired by the end of the week.

Thanks for stopping by ladies and I am sure if the A/C doesn't get fixed you guys will surely hear about it.