We don’t have a/c in our house.
I know, right?!
And you know what? We don’t have cable either. We truly do live in the ’50’s.
We really don’t mind…and that’s not my point this morning. Sometimes I stray off topic.
Since we don’t have a/c, we have a oscillating stand fan in our bedroom. I love it. It has served us well for several years. It’s always there in the summer, standing by waiting for whenever we may need it. And it came with a remote! Which was really cool when we bought it because we didn’t know fans had remotes.
This year when we brought our trusty fan down from the attic, and by “we” I mean “Jim”, I put new batteries in the remote and…it didn’t work! Well, the fan worked, but not the remote. Which meant that now I would have to actually walk to where the fan is to turn it off and on. Geesh.
I can deal though. I could really use the exercise anyhow.
Then, one day last week, I turned the fan on before getting into bed and it was making a noise. A loud noise. The kind of noise that would prevent us from sleeping. And we had to turn the fan off. I missed it, but started thinking of getting a new fancy fan with a remote that worked and I felt better.
The next night came after a busy day and there was no new fan when we were getting ready for bed. I turned old trusty fan on thinking maybe the noises disappeared. Guess what! They did. And I forgot about new fancy fan with working remote. Till Jim turned the channel on the tv and I heard a beep. “Why do I hear a beep when you change the channel?” I wondered to Jim. More channel changing and further investigation revealed to us that…every time that Jim turned the channel he changed a setting on our fan. We discovered that changing the channel up or down changed the timer on the fan and changing the volume up or down changed the speed of the fan. Hmmm…interesting.
I mean we should be happy that we have a remote for the fan again, right? Except that now…we can’t get the tv and the fan to agree.