Just. Could. Not. Do. It.
(You can read the previous post on the subject here: Is it Hot in Here or Is It Just Me?)
The Battle Told via Facebook Statuses
Moving out of August and into September:
So the battle of the "Hair-dish-on" (air conditioner) rages on....
DC figured out how to turn it off (it isn't hard, I just never realized that he was paying attention). As soon as he decides he is going to bed he shuts the air conditioner off in the living room... He's not going to be in the living room; he's not going to be on the same floor - but apparently it needs to be off. END.OF.DAY... for him.
It makes no difference that I am still going to be downstairs ..... I think he thinks he's making headway... a little bit at a time.
So far, he has not attempted to turn off the one in my room...
Facebook Status 9/27/17
And.... into October
DC: Mom, this is the kitchen.
This is the living room.
(Pointing at the ceiling) DC's room (pointing again) Mom's room.
Me: (wondering what this is all about) Yes.
DC: October - almost Halloween.
DC: take 'Hair-dish-on' out.
(Air conditioner )
Me: Not yet but we're getting there - maybe November.
(Apparently he was trying to distract me from his asking about the air conditioner again - just threw it in amongst all of the other info he was spouting.)
Now he's off to change the calendars....
Facebook Status 10/1/17
He's searching for any little gleam of hope
(This morning) Me: DC please get a jacket. It’s a little chilly this morning. It will probably get warmer later so don’t forget to bring it home.
DC: Mom will put the ‘Hair-dish-on’ away. (Air Conditioner)
(It is not even on. Now it’s just the fact that it is there)
#NotYet #SeeingTheLightAtTheEndOfTheTunnel #IsItHotInHereOrIsItJustMe
Facebook Status 10/2/17
For the last 3 or 4 mornings I had to force DC to wear a jacket. It's been a little chilly in the mornings (I did not need a jacket, myself - in case anyone was wondering #IsItHotInHereOrIsItJustMe ).
Summer seems to have returned so I did not tell him to wear his jacket this morning. The van pulled out of the driveway and I watched it turn back around to come back (Oh boy! What is wrong? It's not even Monday) - The driver opened his window and says, "He wants his hoodie". In the hopes of keeping the morning moving along I told him to tell DC that it is warm out and he didn't need it.
I could see him talking into the back seat, but he turned back to the window and yelled: "Nope, he's getting out"
DC came charging up the sidewalk to get the hoodie that I had to force him to wear all week. I told him that he didn't need it. He wasn't hearing any of it.
He was determined to wear this jacket, no matter what. There is no flip-flopping between seasons or changing of the weather.
#SummerIsOver 'Hair-dish-on' OUT! (a little bit of wishful thinking on his part)
Facebook Status 10/5/17
Mom! Halloween is coming! 'Fanksgiving' is coming! Next Christmas is coming!
'Hair-dish-on' AWAY in November!
I think I might understand his complete preoccupation with the air conditioner this year.
He never liked it but he put up with it. Getting rid of it was never this urgent.
Two things come to mind.
1. I have left them in much longer the last few years (for reasons discussed at the beginning)
2. Last year, we went away for Columbus Day Weekend. Before we left, we took the A/C's out because we were getting new windows. He thought he was home free. Within a week, I had to put them back in again. I think that just ruined it forever for him.
October 6, 2017
It's November - DC just announced that the 'hair-dish-on' should be out. I had previously told him that it would be sometime in November, so I guess to him that means RIGHT NOW!
Facebook Status 11/2/17
The Light at the end of the tunnel
At least he gave me a day before he began harping about November and the Air Conditioner.
It was getting cooler out and I did (gasp) have to turn on the heat a little bit, once.
Unfortunately for DC, it got warm again. I told him just one more week, to be safe.
He hasn't written it on the calendar yet, so technically next week is not engraved in stone, but I believe "technically" will not matter in this case. I really hope we don't have some kind of freak heatwave or something because they really have to come out now that I gave a specific time frame.
I have my fingers crossed...
Gone!!! Gone!! Gone!!!
November 8, 2017
He opted for helping to take the air conditioner out over a trip to the library!
As it turned out.... there was time for both...........