Wow what a week. I'm grateful and thankful I have the opportunity to host my brother's family-all four children. But having eight people living in my house for a week is trying to say the least. I haven't seen my poor cat in days; Tigre, are you still alive????? (Yes, he is)
My Central air conditioning will be installed in mid July so I purchased one of those 'portable air conditioners' from Lowe's. It works pretty well, definitely cools the entire first floor, but the partitioned off second floor doesn't cool so well. HINT: if you can't get central air, get two portable AC units, one for the downstairs and one for the second floor, turn off all the first floor and closet heat exchanges and turn the furnace fan on, this way the cooled air is circulated through out the house. It does a fair job on the second floor but it is still too humid up there for my comfort.
I also built stairs for the patio door yesterday. Overall I enjoyed the process, my first set of stairs and it was definitely a DYI job, no need to hire someone to do this. I will post pictures soon.
One more thing: the house next to mine went on the market tonight. I hope I didn't scare my neighbor away. Hopefully whoever purchases the house is very, very, very nice. I want nice neighbors. Please say a prayer.
Hope everyone enjoyed their Independence Day.