Monday, May 28, 2012

Why we don't have air conditioning right now ...

Gord and I live in a lower unit condo in a townhouse.  When you walk out our door, you are on our terrace ... a few steps take you up to the street level.

The retaining walls on the lower units are starting to collapse so the condo corporation is having them repaired and made a bit higher ... the work started last month.  There are 46 lower units.

They started the repairs on our terrace and our neighbours' terrace today.  The railings have been removed and are laying on the lawn in front.  The bricks from the walls will be removed and replaced properly.


Here is our terrace ... that's the railing that separated the two terraces.


Looking over at our neighbour's terrace ... that's our BBQ, bags of potting soil, shovel and chair on their side (our table and another chair are behind the BBQ).  We have nothing of theirs on our side.


Our terraces ...


In anticipation of the repairs, the air conditioners at our end were disconnected a couple weeks ago.  In the last week, we've been having recordbreaking temperatures (it's currently 31C with the humidex of 38C).  The air conditioners are supposed to be hooked up again on Thursday.  Here is our air conditioner with our neighbour's air conditioner on top ... not much good today.


I have a six-inch fan on my desk at work that I brought home ... it's surprising what a difference it is making.  I'm not hot and cranky ... yippee.

5 comments:

Isabel said...

Oh joey would die without the AC. He'd probably ask to stay at my parent's, the big baby.

Teresa said...

Good god! Hope you get it hooked back up soon!

Teena in Toronto said...

I can dig it, Izzy!

Teena in Toronto said...

Me too, T!

Julie said...

I hope it gets done soon. It will be awesome when it is finished!