Tap, Tap, Tap – Is this thing on?

It's been about three weeks since I've had access to the internet from anything other than my phone. I did have one night's worth at my parents' house (when I put up the last post) but other than that, nada. It's not necessarily been a bad thing, but let's just say I'm glad to have it back now.

Oklahoma has been…hot. No surprises there, right? It's pseudo-south and not-pseudo summer, so the heat is to be expected. What isn't going to be expected is our air conditioning bill when it arrives. We're not used to having central air conditioning, but we're getting used to it quickly. Our house has three units and the main challenge is remembering to turn off whichever one(s) we're not needing at any given time. My other challenge is remembering to turn them back on when I enter a room. I have this weird habit of not noticing the temperature until I've reached an extreme, so by the time I realize the air isn't on, it's 82 in the house. Yes, I know. It's weird.

No painting has taken place in this house yet, but I'm considering tackling my first project this weekend. I did have this unexplainable need to throw some color on in some fashion last week, so I took three hours out of my unpacking and covered this bulletin board:

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I. Love. It. I have another super large bulletin board in this same room that I think will get the same treatment at some point in time, but after realizing how long it took me to do this (smaller) one, I decided the larger one could wait a bit longer. We still haven't even found the printer cord. Ahem.

I did grab some paint chips today just to begin thinking about color and where it will all go. I want another orange room, but won't do the main living room orange this time. Nope. I'm going to paint over our floor to ceiling brown paneling with something else. Haven't quite decided just what yet, though.

Anyway, wanted to come out of hiding tonight to say hello and we're still around. We're just still very much in the process of digging ourselves out of our latest transition. It could be a while before things totally normalize again.

5 thoughts on “Tap, Tap, Tap – Is this thing on?

  1. Candace says:

    I love the bulletin board….I can’t quite figure out what to do about our awfully dark floor to ceiling paneling either, but we are renting. I even thought about white washing it.

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  2. martha says:

    as someone who has lived where i needed A/C for yrs. (FL, TX) you might find you do better by setting the A/C at a higher number if not needed in a certain room vs. turning it off and on. that way it doesn’t need to do all the work of recooling the room when it gets too hot. often, we can get along w 78 (on the thermostat) most of the time. (we have one unit) when it is super hot, we sometimes have to go down 1 or 2 degrees. you might want to have some rules re regulating it for awhile until you get the hang of it. with the summer we have been having, your AC bill will be high for now…until some rain comes. having more units will help control the bill:) it may not be as bad as you fear.
    ps. any pointer for my savvy blogging trip in july? message me on fb:)

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  3. Kara says:

    Oh I love that board! It’s absolutely beautiful! Beautiful. Praying for your transition. Excited for you all! Be well my friend. Moving is tough on a mamma. But so so good for us!

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  4. Rhonda says:

    I agree about turning the thermostat up rather than turning it off. I also recommend a programmable thermostat if you don’t already have one. Ours is set to go up or down, depending on the time of day.
    I hope your transition to your new home goes smoothly.

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  5. LynnMarie says:

    Welcome back to blog world! Have you thought about a programmable thermostat? That way you controll when the air comes on and off without having to really think aobut it. I don’t have AC (no need for it really in NH) but do have them for the heat in the winter.

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