AC was a quick and relatively cheap fix. Just a capacitor, like a spark plug for a car it gets the unit started. Unplug it and plug another back. The heat index was over 100F before 10 AM so I am sure that it would have been really uncomfortable by nightfall and the other side of the house probably couldn't have caught up to cool it down by bedtime.
Deciding to ask my cousin not to come for a week next Wednesday. It has been a difficult decision. Although I was really looking forward to seeing her and she is always so much fun I was also stressing in a major way because I still don't feel like having people around and going places. I am having to get things done around the house in 20-30 minute intervals. This is also one of my daughter's holidays with the boys this year so they will be back for the whole time that she would be here and any kids get on her nerves when she is around them for long periods, even her own grandkids. After only seeing them for a short time in the past month while they have been at their dad's I am sure that the noise level and the busyness will also be a bit stressful for me. I am saddened to make this decision but I think it is for the best. She will enjoy her time off and she has other people that she wants to see too. I am just grateful that I could think rationally instead of emotionally and make the decision.
I am getting low/no point foods stocked up a little at a time. Boiling eggs to keep in the fridge, chopping veggies for a veggie tray (will also be good to throw on the already chopped greens for salads), zero point ranch dip, zero point Walden Farms dressings that I actually like, ABC Bacon (already been cooked) found some local store brand 3 points for 5 slices--makes good BLT sandwiches as well as going good with the eggs. I have plenty of tuna, canned salmon, frozen chicken breasts that are pounded thin and cook in the George Foreman in minutes, and several kinds of beans. Although dinners are usually planned I don't plan breakfast, lunch or any snacks I might need. I usually forget about eating during the day and grab whatever I see that is quick to grab, usually resulting in bad decisions. With all the grab and go low point foods I won't be grabbing the higher point foods.
Having the screen room so that I can hang some clothes out. I love clothes dried outside but we have so many birds over our yard that I would always have to rewash what I tried hanging outside.
I am also grateful for the wonderful folding rack that I bought 25 or more years ago. It is put together with screws so it can be tightened whenever it starts to wobble and the rods are covered so it doesn't rust on clothes. It folds up tiny but expands to hold a lot of clothes. I haven't been able to find one anywhere similar since I bought it at a going out of business sale. I wish I had gotten another one at the time. Great value for $20!
Hot and cold running water.
Water filters that make the water taste so good.