AC or Not AC, That Is the Question

It has been cool on Maui for the last couple of weeks – even in Kihei. The first week, I left the air conditioner off at night. The air was cool, but I was somehow sort of uncomfortable.

At the beginning of the second week, I turned on the air conditioner for some reason. I slept so well that night! I decided I would keep using the ac. It’s nit prohibitively expensive, and it gives me a good night’s sleep.

The temperatures last night.

The temperatures last night.

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2 Responses to AC or Not AC, That Is the Question

  1. Lauren says:

    Whoa! Getting down to 60 at night? That’s downright frosty! I would imagine that the A/C dries out the air and makes a nice white-noise kind of sound, even though it’s in a different room, right? I am all for comfortable resting.

  2. Kristi says:

    Run the AC!!! Good sleep is worth soooo much.

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Lumberjacking

The trees at school got trimmed yesterday. I showed up to help carry branches into the rental dumpster. This was a big pruning. In the picture below, compare the tree on the left with the trees on the right.

It was interesting to watch the trees being trimmed, especially because the sawdust coming down looked like snow.

Russell took lots of pictures. He knows about Bradaptation, so he sent me some for posting:

After we were done, we had a delicious meal from Jeanette, then I came home and rested. It was more exercise than I’ve had in a while. Whew!

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Carnation Chemical

The Carnation Breakfast Drink I buy is in plastic containers. When I pull off the film that seals the top of the container, there is a strong chemical smell.

I wonder what it is. Are they pumping the container full of some kind of inert gas so the powder is preserved?

The taste of the drink is not affected , and the smell is gone by the second morning.

I probably should be getting it in the pouch form by mail order anyway. It would probably be cheaper, and it doesn’t smell weird when I open it.

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Photo Copy

Happy December!

The photocopy machine and the bathroom are kind of far away from my classroom. There’s not much I can do about the bathroom, but when I need a quick photocopy, I sometimes just take a picture of the thing and print the picture.

Come to think of it, I have a ‘scanning’ app on my phone. I should be using that.

After grading the homework, I decided we needed to go over the material again, so I had to print this unexpectedly.

After grading the homework, I decided we needed to go over the material again, so I had to print this unexpectedly.

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To the Dentist

I went to the dentist yesterday for a cleaning. Woo hoo! It’s been a long time since I did that.

The cleaning itself was mostly ok. There was some gum prodding that was painful, but my teeth are so clean now!

I’ve been drinking a lot of water because I’m fighting a cold. During my time in the dentist chair, I had to go to the bathroom. I didn’t want to get up in the middle of things, especially since the bathroom was outside the office in the hallway.

By the time the hygienist was done, I really had to go. Yikes! But I made it. Whew!

The key to the bathroom is fastened to a giant toothbrush! Ha!

The key to the bathroom is fastened to a giant toothbrush! Ha!

I recently broke a piece off of one of my teeth. The dentist sent some X-rays home with me so I could consult with an endodontist. I have more crowns in my future.

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