@cpierce I live in Florida and air conditioning is a must. If my central air breaks, I have a small backup window air conditioner along with a second room a/c that has the pipes go outside a window. We could die here without A/C.
I think the repair companies rip you off. They charge $89 just to visit and they will charge you $150 for a new capacitor which retails for about $10 if you bought it yourself. But you’re stuck using them because it’s an emergency and local companies refuse to sell you parts unless you’re licensed.
I recently had a compressor replaced under warranty for my rental property. That cost me $990 just for labor and coolant costs. Imagine if I had to pay for the compressor too. Now that’s a rip off.
What other kind of industry gets away with charging you $990 to repair something under warranty?
@cengland0@cpierce I had a similar experience with a refrigerator - the compressor failed during the latter part of the warranty that covered only parts, but not labor. The labor charge was almost half the cost of a new refrigerator. Sucks.
… Cool-weather with spurts of warm and less flying critters. Perfect for amusement parks and walks in the forest. Rarely any tornados. Fall is the definitive season. It’s only downturn is the harbinger to winter. Not a bad thing but would be much better if it lasted until spring and spring back into fall. That I could rally around all the time…
I cannot wait for fall! Fall means cooler weather, bonfires, changing leaves and Halloween! It also means I can dust off my leather or suede boots and start wearing them with jeans, skirts or sweater dresses! Oh, and guess what, it means winter is right around the corner!
@EsmeGrumble Which BWG?
BWG -Balboa Water Group (Tustin, CA)
BWG -Bankers Warranty Group (St. Petersburg, FL)
BWG -Business Working Group
BWG -Backup Working Group
BWG -Bankwesengesetz (Federal Law on Banking, Austria)
BWG -Beam Waveguide (antenna)
BWG -Bundesamt für Wasser und Geologie (Federal Office for Water and Geology, Switzerland)
BWG -Bilateral Working Group (various locations)
BWG -Bundeswahlgesetz (Federal German electoral law)
BWG -Birmingham Wire Gauge
BWG -Bergwerk-und Walzwerk Maschinenbau GmbH (German: Mine and Mill Engineering; Duisburg, Germany)
BWG -Blue Water Grill (restaurant)
BWG -Big Wide Grin (band)
BWG -Biometrics Working Group (CESG)
BWG -Big White Guy (website)
BWG -Bioinformatics Working Group (Texas A&M University)
BWG -Biotechnology Working Group (various organizations)
BWG -Brown-Wilson Group (market research)
BWG -Biodiversity Working Group
BWG -Barrington-Wellesley Group, Inc.
BWG -Bookworm Gardens (Sheboygan, WI)
BWG -Boston Working Group
BWG -Brain Wave Generator
BWG -British Wire Gauge
BWG -Black Wyrm Games
BWG -Broadband Wireless Group (Sprint)
BWG -Blue Water Gaming
BWG -Beatwork Group (record label)
BWG -Berliner Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft eV (Berlin Scientific Society, registered)
BWG -Buildings Working Group (UK)
@mikey Where in CO?
Used to live in Boulder, and yes, that was great. Ski areas not too far away, rock climbing nearby, lots of hiking spots etc. Due to the altitude and lack of humidity there were days in Jan. you could wear short sleeves, plus now…legal pot… What’s not to love?
I love fall. Apple picking, corn mazes, the Covered Bridge Festival, the color of the leaves, the cool, crisp nights where it’s still warm enough to sleep with the windows open but cool enough to need a light blanket, the sound of the marching band and Friday night high school football from the stadium down the street, hobo fires and trick-or-treaters at Halloween. Oh and candy corn! As a recent transplant from the deep South to the Mid-West I am loving all these things about Fall. Previously, it just meant a slight dip in humidity.
I love fall for the weather, and the pretty leaves, and because all the idiot football fans spend most of their time sitting on their asses in front of the couch instead of shambling down the street with their glassy eyes, their low-stakes high-energy parochialism/triumphalism, and their pathetic ‘athletic’ jerseys.
I live in Seattle. I love my city. But things got fucking awful around here when the stupid seahawks won the super bowl. All of the sudden every rube had a goddamn sticker on their car, a flag, a sweater, ten athletic jerseys, etc etc. None of these people ever cared about football until there was a winning team. Thank god we ditched the basketball team a decade ago. Football next, then soccer, then we can dismantle the stadiums, exile the moaning sports fans to Spokane where they’ll be much happier anyway, and life will get pretty fucking great around here. Lots of poetry and tea.
Women’s basketball and soccer are fine, btw. Gee, I wonder why?
Uncle Vinny woke up cranky.
(Edit: and it’s a small consolation that the sport will be transformed/extinct within 20 years, as parents finally get it through their heads that nobody in any league from grade school to pro gives a shit about their child’s concussions.)
@UncleVinny oh my Vinny, you ARE in a mood today, aren’t you?
I on the other hand am also in the Seattle area and I say HELL NO I am not ready for fall yet. We do not get nearly enough summer around here. We get plenty of grey, drizzly, depressing, blah weather for fall, winter and spring though. The warm weather and the sun making my pupils dilate feels wonderful. I am not ready to go back to grey-all-day blahness. Not good for those of us that deal with depression for sure. I need to get OUT of here. aRRRGH
PS @tinamarie1974 my general indifference to women’s sports is that their fans are generally more women & girls than men, and so far less violent, thick-headed and annoying. Thus my “gee I wonder why” comment, not boobz zomg.
I’m not ready for Summer to end… Honestly I’d move to Florida if I could. Or Hawaii. I’m all about that Sunshine life! Fall exists for like 2 weeks and then it gets crazy cold and I’m miserable until it gets warm again
yes. because it will hopefully be less fuckin’ hot. in related news, our electric bill for the past month was triple what it normally is so…yeah. pass the cooler weather and cranberry sauce please.
(also i love the holidays and hate the heat. however i will miss the produce.)
Fall is such a happy time: It starts 12 days after the statistical peak of Atlantic hurricane season, and hurricane season is almost ⅔ over! Yay. Only 68 days left to worry that I might be slaughtered by a weather apocalypse (or home destroyed, pets killed, etc). And cooler weather is only 3 months away!
Such a happy time… At least that’s my Florida perspective.
Because this past Winter was nothing short of a BI*CH, I am trying to enjoy this Summer even more than normal & am NOT wishing it away for Fall, no matter how much I normally like the season. (I know what comes as part of late Fall & thereafter…)
@tohar1 You can say bitch here. Jesus knows what you mean in your heart anyway. And if you’re trying to use decorum, well, you didn’t mask your word very well…besides WE all know what you meant in your heart too.
I love unhooking the spark plugs and winterizing the mowers after the last mowing in the fall, knowing they will not be needed again until late March. I hate mowing almost as much as I hate ticks and mosquitoes. Almost.