At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Friday, May 30, 2014

What To Do When The AC Is Out,...

Our air conditioner motor went out on us this hot and humid week,...which made our house less than comfortable to be in,...took two days to have the AC motor replaced,...and in the meantime Isaac found plenty to do outside,....such as turning into a MUD MONKEY,...

This pix is the final result before Isaac was hosed down!!!


What a muddy little mess Isaac turned into,...but he had fun,...and this is what he is up to,...water play at his water table,...and in the far left-hand corner of the pix,...you can jusssst barely make out big brother Teddy working on that super-deluxe sandpit,...that was postponed a bit while we saw about getting our air conditioning fixed,...because in the Deep South,...you NEED air conditioning as it gets very hot and very humid from May until October,...


We're grateful our repairman was able to be so prompt and order our AC motor so quickly,...and also that the Isaac was sooooo happy to play outside for most of the afternoon,...



Isaac loves to play in water,...but let's get real there are sensory issues that go along with the territory,...check out that face staring at that little hand,...it says it all!


But sensory issues weren't going to keep Isaac from having fun,...and goodness did he have fun washing all his toys,...and then rolling them in the dirt to get them muddy so he could wash them again,...and of course the obligatory spilling of water,...into cup,...onto the ground,...and most important,...onto himself,...but then it was rather warm,....


For over two hours,...this was Isaac's focus,...busy,....busy,...busy,...and we are blessed to have at least a quarter of our backyard deeply shaded at all times,...very glen-like and pleasant on a hot day. 


That little artificial turf rug is new and Isaac absolutely adores it,...even before we got out his water table,...and I can already see what a boom it is going to be this summer for Isaac's interactive play,...with water or with just his cars and trucks,...or even reading books,...because it is very soft and squishy,...and easily hosed down and dried on our fence,...we'll store it in our shed and pull out as needed for Isaac's outdoor fun. Also,...it wasn't expensive,...so if it only last one season of Isaac's love it won't be a heartbreak if we need to replace it. 


Despite all the verbal/social challenges that Isaac faces,...it's very important for us to remember that he's still just a little guy,...who needs a break from all the therapy and routines,...and NOTHING breaks a routine more than having your air conditioner conk out,...but even without AC,...Isaac manages to find a way to have a good time,....

Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!















1 comment:

  1. Great tips! Where I live, 110 degree summer weather is common.

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