Thursday, July 30, 2009


We did it. We caved.


Are you surprised?


Yeah if it wasn't for this little mooch, we probably wouldn't have done it.


But when it's getting up to 90 degrees in his bedroom during the day, even a little rinky dink window A/C will help.

Plus I rationalized that with Dr. Mad Scientist going into the teaching field, chances are he's going to be home with the boys most summers.

Rationalize. Rationalize. Sigh.

We're actually pretty lucky. The way the house is set up even though this stupid thing only cools the dining room (because yeah who doesn't hang out all day in their dining room?) we didn't have to screw this money sucker into the window frame. It's in there pretty tight and if it does happen to fall out, it's going to fall out onto a low-banked rooftop that extends about 10'.

We can pull the stupid thing out come wintertime and seal up our windows like normal.

I can't wait til winter. I have no qualms bundling up Moochie this winter in a cold apartment.

If he's as clumsy as his big brother was at that age, he'll need the padding extra layers will give!


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Blogger Trillian42 said...

Well, he does look happier. :)

8:36 PM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

The "surprise moochie" face is priceless! I laughed out loud when I saw it!

We put a bowl of ice or a fan in front of the AC sometimes, to help the air cool the rest of the apartment quicker.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Discoknits said...

That first pic of Moochie is priceless. He is adorable. I'm glad you got the AC. It's for the best :0)

4:25 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

I can fly!

6:16 AM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

lol That picture is priceless.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

Hee hee. I love that "surprised" picture :), and thank goodness you caved!!!!

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I can't take the cuteness. Get thee down to the shore so I can see the cuteness in person!! :)

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those pics are priceless!!! The surprised look...."Mommy caved!" The look to heaven...."Dear Heavenly Angels please let me have fun with this ball."
You can take the darn thing with you when you move out! Love, Mom

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad about the A/C. Run a fan or two also.

Moochie is toooo cute. I'm jealous that Grandma/Great-Grandma will be seeing you guys in a few days! There better be lots of picture taking involved(along with pinching those chubby cheeks!).

Love, Aunt Susan

10:08 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

We have an air conditioner for the bedroom only. And we only turn it on when it's unbearable. I kinda like feeling summer most of the time.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Ina said...

Enjoy the dehumidified coolness! I hope the AC helps all of you sleep more comfortably.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Cindy in Happy Valley said...

How the heck do you get him to make those faces?

Is he a Jim Carey in the making?

Don't feel bad about the caving. It is actually healthier for all of you.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cutie-pie!

My kids get really clumsy when they have a growth spurt. They would fall over when standing, fall into things while sitting, and trip over nothing. It took 3 of them for me to recognize the pattern - body getting taller, different dynamics to move.

It's funny while it lasts, though.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Cute Moochie pictures! He has such pretty blue eyes!

Oh, don't beat yourself up about buying an AC! My 1949 rental bungalow has no central air. The first summer we moved in, which happened to have a ton of over 80 degrees days was horrible. My daughter's asthma was flaring up like crazy. We ended up having to go to a bunch of stores to find some fans. Before the end of the summer, we ended up buying a window air conditioner for the living room.

My husband's best friend, who got central air, gave him another window air conditioner this summer, so we put it in our bedroom, and put the living room air conditioner upstairs for the kids. Supposedly they're multi room air conditioners, but they really

Our landlord is putting in a new furnace this winter, and said he might get central air too (it's cheaper to put in the same time), so that would be fantastic, because we're still roasting even with the two window air conditioners, and fans.

My husband lived in Texas as a kid/teenager, and his family couldn't afford air conditioning. I think dealing with that Texas heat with no air conditioning would have killed me!

4:37 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

He's a happy lil' guy now ;) Enjoy it!

12:04 AM  
Blogger Yeah So said...

I dont know how you lasted this long. I LOVE the summer but even I can't take the heat too long. Stay cool!

7:14 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

We haven't put the a/c in the window yet. It's been cool enough at night to live with the window fans. If I had a baby, I'd make an exception, too. They have such trouble controlling body temp. It would be great to make it through the whole summer without paying PSE&G extra!

7:53 PM  
Blogger SiressYorkie said...

Those are great pics!!

I'm pretty sure you won't regret getting that AC. You won't run it ALL the time, and it's only for a few short months of the year. The comfort you receive from it is worth a LOT.

Having grown up with MD summers (and suffering through them!), it's my opinion that AC is not a luxury in high's a necessity. AC is one of the reasons a society still holds together...

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Rosi G. said...

Well, his cheeks aren't as pink anymore. That's both good and bad. :o)

And, OMGZZZ, he looks soooo much like his big brother! GEESH! I dunno how you're gonna tell them apart. ;-)

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Chunky's little twin.
I think an A/C will end up being a good investment, it's small enough to store and will help with cranky afternoons. You can sell it when you move back to Alaska too :-)

3:35 PM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

Ran across this and since you said the Mooch likes tags now, thought you'd like to see.

6:21 PM  

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