See that box right there? –>> I am doggone grateful for that wonderful box. Many have been the times in my life when I didn’t have such a box. An amazing, fantastical, life-altering box. Of course, it’s a central air conditioning unit. But you knew that.
Sometimes I think about when no such thing existed – even as little as one century ago, such a thing would have been considered science fiction, I’m sure. Now, many homes and cars have them. I think in some places they are as necessary as heaters. Certainly for some folks they’re necessary, as was shown in the 500+ heat-related deaths in Chicago during a 1995 heat wave.
I know that neither Darc nor myself deal well with heat. We just can’t physically tolerate it. Some folks thrive like a desert cactus, but not us.
So I am profoundly thankful for air conditioning. We do indeed live in a wonderful time.
What are you grateful for?
image courtesy of: Simple Central Air Conditioner Repair