It’s time for another frisbee photo story prompt hosted by Marilyn at the Serendipity blog. I don’t plan on being up very long this morning since I have a
rain dance ballgame to go to tonight, so I didn’t put a whole lot of thought or effort into this post. You know, business as usual for me…
I seemed to always have issues with getting my AC to kick on for the first time each year, and in 2011, the problem wound up being the thermostat installed by the previous owner giving out. So I got a new
top of the line unit from Mecca and with a little help from my Dad, installed it all by myself! Those who know how completely unhandy I am would be mighty impressed that I managed this feat without blowing something up or setting a cat on fire.
As you can see from the opening photo, however, while I got the new thermostat hooked up and running properly… I wound up fastening it to the wall completely cockeyed. It never bothered me… I am the living embodiment of form following function. Something doesn’t have to look pleasing to me as long as it does what it’s supposed to do. This may explain why I’ve never felt the need to change the theme on my blog in all my time here.
However last year, when my HVAC peeps came out to install my new air conditioner after someone tried to make off with my old piece of garbage, one of the repairmen noticed the slanted thermostat and quickly whipped out his screwdriver to take it off and straighten it up. I found out from his partner that the guy is just a tad OCD. Of course, Mr. OCD also claimed to be good at remembering details, yet when he came back to install my new furnace this past January, he “noted” that I repainted my living room walls to add some bumpy texture…. the same bumpy texture that has been on my walls since I moved in six years ago, and will likely remain on my walls until I’m carted out of my house in a body bag after my cats kill me.