Friday, July 25, 2008

At Least They're Not Bird Droppings

Around here, you should probably carry an umbrella not only when it's pouring rain but also when it's burning hot.

Ancient apartment buildings = No central air.

No central air = Air conditioners in every third window.

Walking to and from the subway stop four blocks away, I see many a sidewalk puddle on a 90-degree day. That means watch your step. Walk through the puddle and your head will probably feel a few drops of condensation from the air conditioner above.

New York experienced another heat wave last weekend, so the a/c was obviously in high demand. Early Sunday morning someone with a loudspeaker drove through the streets asking everyone to turn off all non-essential electrical appliances because of a power outage in the neighborhood. Luckily it didn't affect us.

And my air conditioner is essential. We didn't turn it off.

1 comment:

  1. But bird droppings DO happen in NYC...I know from experience! :(



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