OK … so this isn’t a travel-related posting! But I am moved to say something since my air conditioner compressor went out last Thursday (Aug. 14). Let’s face it, being in Houston, Texas without air conditioning in the middle of August is terrible!! My apartment complex wasn’t able to replace my defective compressor until Monday (Aug. 18) so that meant I had to do without proper cooling for four (4) whole days. Thankfully the apartment loaned me a portable A/C unit that cooled my place somewhat. It’s times like this that make me appreciate what I often take for granted the rest of the year. Anyway, the new compressor is now installed and I am cool again!! My old A/C unit sat outside for a few days (see photo, above) before being hauled away to the graveyard, no doubt for a proper burial.