31 July 2011

make it work

Finally, we're home.
After more than 20 hours in the car, traveling up the East Coast and back, we're back in Georgia, almost unpacked and hot.
We knew we would be hot, because it's the ATL; "Hotlanta", as they say. But our air conditioner (central air) broke upstairs, and it's not doing so great in the rest of the house either. So while it's in the 90s outside, it's about 85 in here. It's not the most pleasant of feelings to be sweaty and gross, but it sort of reminded me of Costa Rica and what our rooms felt like.
But when things like this happen, you just have to, as Tim Gunn (you know, the guy from Project Runway) would say, make it work. You might not have everything you need to succeed in that moment, but you can use what you have to make it work.
And in the meantime, it makes us think about what really matters. Not like we can't live without AC, but we take it for granted. We assume that places are air-conditioned in restaurants, houses, and other buildings because we're accustomed to it. But if we take it away, we realize how much it impacts us. It's like that song, when they say "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone". It's true; we need to experience life without one of our amenities to realize how much it really matters to us.Check Spelling

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