I don’t know what possessed me to take a road trip across the country in the middle of the summer. I had a great time when I started but the days were unbelievably hot. At the first dive hotel I stopped at, I specifically asked the front desk clerk to put me in a room with a great HVAC unit. She said she had the perfect room since the maintenance man had just serviced the HVAC unit. I was admittedly hot and tired from driving 500 miles that day. The first thing I did was wheel my suitcase into the room, adjust the thermostat to the lowest setting and get into the shower. By the time I got all the grime off, the air conditioner had the room cold. I didn’t think it was unusual. It honestly felt great. I grabbed my purse so I could buy some dinner from the dinner attached to the hotel. After a great meal, I went back to my room and caught my breath as soon as I walked into the room. The air conditioner was still on and blowing the coldest air I’ve ever felt in my life. I adjusted the thermostat to turn it down a little. When the air conditioner kicked off, I was a little relieved. After a few times adjusting the thermostat, I found the right temperature that would allow me to sleep in a strange bed comfortably. I have to admit, the cold air coming from the air conditioning unit and the quiet hum was enough to lull me into a blissful sleep. As I woke, I enjoyed the cool air of the air conditioned room a while longer than I normally would before leaving for another leg of my road trip.
July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021