This has been the worst hurricane season I can remember. Most of the time it is just a normal time of year, with maybe a little more rain than usual, but this year was a monster. We got hammered by two different hurricanes, plus a tropical depression. Surprisingly, it was the low grade tropical depression that did the most property damage for us. Maybe our house was weakened by the stronger storms, I don’t know, but it surely did a number on my house!
I am currently living here alone, fixing it up while the family stays with my in-laws. Asking my wife and kids to stay here when there is no cooling system seemed cruel and unusual to me. It is a chore, working in such heat all day with no kind of climate control to help me out. I was actually thinking how awful if I got heat stroke while working here, so that prompted me to go out and buy a portable air conditioning unit. It is small, but powerful enough for cooling down an entire room, so I can drag it with me from room to room as I work.
It isn’t ideal, of course, but it makes a world of difference from having no cooling at all. I think I may actually finish the repairs earlier than expected, because the A/C gives me so much more energy to pour into my work. Once the central HVAC system for the house comes back on, I think I will still keep this small one as a backup.