June 5, 2014
Waiting Yet Again
We have had a cool spring so far. One day last week it was hot enough for us to want to turn on our air-conditioner, but the house was not cooling off.
According to the Newcomb & Co. blog, “If it’s two or more degrees warmer in your home than your thermostat setting, the air conditioner is not working. Most of the time it should be able to maintain your home within a couple of degrees of your setting.”
Obviously, the temperature has to be warm enough out side in order to diagnose the problem.
This morning we are waiting for the repairman to come between 8:00 and noon.
Wouldn’t you know it, it’s a dreary, rainy, and cool day today.
But, since we haven’t received a phone call to cancel the appointment, I assume he is on his way... in the next 3-1/2 hours that is.
In other news
I subscribe to a website which reports local news. The Patch is an online publication which services areas all over the country.
Most of the time the headlines are sensationally outrageous. The details of the story usually don’t meet the level of anticipation or expectations of the title.
For example here is a headline from today:
Police Charge Barnegat Food Pantry Volunteer With Harassment
What would you think this would be about?
Even though I should know better, I took the bait and had to find out:
• Who is it about?
• What happened?
• Where did it take place?
• When did it take place?
• Why did it happen?
• How did it happen?
So here is the rest of the story:
A Barnegat man who volunteered at the Barnegat Food Pantry is facing harassment charges after police responded to a report of a disturbance at the pantry.
Patrolman Jim Purcell arrested Thomas Taylor, 82, Barnegat at 2:09 p.m. on May 30 at the pantry on North Main Street. Another food pantry volunteer reported that Taylor became irate when she refused to give him a key to a secured area of the pantry to which he was not authorized to access, Lt. Keith Germain said.
The pantry volunteer told police he had "yelled and cursed at her as well as shook his fist in close proximity to her," Germain said.
The victim told police she has been subjected to this behavior by Taylor on multiple occasions in the past, he said.
Taylor was arrested at his home and taken to police headquarters for processing. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court date, Germain said.
Posted by Patricia A. Miller (Editor) , June 04, 2014 at 11:26 PM
While I Waited
My imagination ran wild as I delightfully pictured the whole scene.
The author answered most of my questions in the details of the story, but not the Why.
I wondered why Thomas desperately needed that special key to the apparently highly sensitive “secured” area.
And better yet, why did the holder of said key deny Thomas the privilege?
It has been my experience that volunteers often get carried away with their “importance”.
I hope the Air Conditioner repairman gives us good news in the next 2 hours and 21 minutes.