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Actually, It Is Hot Enough For Me

I love hot weather!  I’ll take a 100 degree day over one that is 23 degrees any day.  But as intolerant as I am of the cold, I know others feel the same way about the heat. Thus, my sympathy was extended to the client who sent me this email after a particularly blistering week one recent summer:

Hi, is it hot enough for you?  It is way too hot and muggy for us.  Within 16 minutes of us moving into our new house, the A/C stopped working. It was totally working when we did the walk though, but as it is going to cost us $2,975 to repair it (and the first available appointment is early next week), can you try and get the sellers to pay for some of the bill? We can’t eat or sleep because we are very hot, our dog and bird are very uncomfortable, and we are also very angry (not at you!). You may tell us it is not the sellers’ fault but we need to find out.

Fortuitously, the sellers’ son was the owner of an HVAC company.  He came over the same night they were notified, and did the repair for about half the quoted price, so it was just like the parties split the bill.   I was happy for my clients, but happier still for the dog & the bird!

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(Anonymous)
Jul. 6th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Kind of ironic. I too prefer heat to cold, but walked into the office this morning to find the AC has apparently been out all weekend. It is about 82 degrees inside, and the sun is just getting to work on the building. I don't know how people accomplished anything in a hot stuffy office before the advent of AC.
Now if the landlord can just scrape together the money, maybe we can cool things off again.

Thanks for your blog. I look forward to it every morning.

Roll Tide.

FYI When attempting to submit this post, I was shown a nauseating BP infomercial by livejournal. My kids will never know the sugar white sands of the gulf coast I have always loved, and these bastards will outlive most of the claimants by way of their deep pockets. (Filled by taxpayer largess.)
real_lawyer
Jul. 6th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
Sending you icy thoughts...
That's deeply disturbing! (The BP infomercial and your lack of A/C.)

I recall my grandfather explaining how everyone in his office came in at 6 AM and left at 1 PM in the heat of July and August in Brooklyn, and how he closed his business the last two weeks of August so "everyone could spend their days at Coney Island."

Stay cool...and let's all boycott the bastards.
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