Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pygmy windows and pudgy tummies

Greetings from the Adirondacks,
with humidity so fierce,
even the blackflies have left.


We trekked to Sears last night in search of an AC unit that would fit our windows and somewhere a contractor snorted, many decades past having installed deviously narrow windows.

Me: "Ah, yes, we're looking for an AC unit no wider than 15 inches."

Dude from Sears (with a chuckle): "You mean no taller than 15 inches."

Me: "No, I mean no wider than 15 inches."

Dude from Sears: "Ah, no, you mean tall, windows don't come 15 inches wide." (swallowing a snide, "Unless you're in a 5 x 5 cell.")

Me: "No, I really mean 15 inches. The window we need to install this in is 15 and 1/4 inches wide."

Dude from Sears: Silence.

Me: Projecting serious waves of, "Figure it out."

Dude from Sears: "We have this one, it's 14 and 3/4 inches but it's supposed to go in the windows that slide side to side."

We all looked at it, circling the thing which must have shot out three feet in back, thereby necessitating the construction of a support and destruction of siding.

Me: "How much?"

DfS: "Ah, like 4-something."

Deducing quickly that he did not mean a five spot would cover it, I slunk my head and bade him farewell.

*****

42 days.

It's been 42 days since Finely arrived. She is amazing and wonderful and our family feels so perfectly complete. My belly however, well, my belly feels, umm, like Finley, soft and rolly polly. Nothing wrong with that really, except that I am going in a pool tonight. In front of people. I'd stay out but it's like the 7th chamber of hell it's so hot here. You know the kind of hot that starts before the coffee has even brewed and has you drenched with sweat before you've switched from towel to underwear after a shower?

At 42 days I could theoretically start working out, but again, the heat...

Why did I move here again?

Oh, yeah, that's right.




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15 comments:

flutter said...

*sigh* You have such beautiful love

Crystal D said...

Don't you love when sales people think you are an idiot and they know more. Sometimes I want to whack them upside the head.
I just got my hair chopped off, it make me feel about 10 degrees cooler. but I look like a giant Pixie. LOL

Lisa Milton said...

We should lend you some of our breeze; it's in the 50s here. Brrrr.

(Love the lovey shot.)

Damselfly said...

What a beautiful photo. You are models, every one of you.

I sympathize with the heat and humidity, but everyone here has central a/c ... because we need it 10 months out of the year

Lara said...

love that picture! :)

Jess said...

That picture, my god. It's the perfect end to this post.

Amy Y said...

I hope you find some relief, soon. The pool will help ~ pudgy tummy or not. I can't do enough sit ups to get rid of my tummy, so I definitely feel your pain. But hey, someone invented tankini's and that seems to do the trick.

Beautiful picture. You guys give your daughter's future spouses some big shoes to fill.

Heather said...

Wow, that photo is wicked beautiful.

We're just hoping for some sunshine around here...before we float away with all the rain. (Which I shouldn't say, since some people really are floating away around here.)

iheartchocolate said...

I can't stand the heat. Not one bit!

I cannot belIEVE it's been 42 days?? Are you sure? It felt like last week I read it!

What a beautiful picture of you guys! lovely.

Kimberly said...

That picture is breathtaking.

It's cooler here now - I hope it's the same for you.

Sam said...

What an amazing photo.

I am right there with you with the tummy. Everyone kkeps saying how great I look...

Oh yeah, you should see me with my clothes off!

Janet said...

You should take that outfit to BlogHer; you look stunning. I think you need the full-sized groom accessory for full effect, though. :)

carrie said...

Gorgeous photo!

If I could, I'd send a cold front your way. Hey, come to think of it, we could totally houseswap. It's been the coldest June in the PNW since 1843, or something like that.

Amanda said...

Lovely wedding picture.
We don't need A/C in our homes in Scotland! Electric Blankets all year round though!
Love Amanda x

andi said...

We could use a bit of that heat here. Oh, and you two are adorable in that picture.