Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the J-Land Dads!

The best gift a father can give his child is to love and respect their mother and, of course, unconditional love for the child.  I was extremely fortunate to have a father that did both.  I was my dad's princess and could do no wrong in his eyes.  He spoiled me but looking back, did he really?  No.  Just showered me with love and praise every day of his life.  He continued to do so with my children, his grandchildren, also.  I still miss my dad even though he died 12 years ago.

Unfortunately, I married someone the exact opposite of my dad so my children were robbed of that experience.  Their father has robbed himself of the experience of appreciating the beauty and talents of the three wonderful children he created.  His loss, for sure.

Of course, a little rant for today.  My AC went kaput totally yesterday in the heat of the afternoon.  The 90's have reached western Pa.  Sears called me Tues and told me they had to search venders for a compressor for my unit.  It would be July 14th before they found one.  This didn't really bother me a whole lot because the air conditioner was still plugging away and the weather wasn't hot yet.  Now, I'm cranky to put it mildly.  I can't tolerate heat without AC.  My BF is calling tomorrow to speak with a supervisor.  This air conditioner is only three years old.  It's been out of order more than it's worked.  I'm wondering how they come up with the exact date of a month from when they called.  The unit is a Kenmore, for goodness sake. That's their own brand and they can't find a compressor nationwide to install?

Sorry guys for my venting but sheesh...my car isn't going to be fixed until Tues.  No problem because I was considering renting a car anyway.  It's 86 already this morning and my AC sounds like it's going to fall out of the wall.  I'm so tempted to just bash it...lol.  Actually I'm tempted to go shopping and buy a new one but these things cost about $600 plus I need a carpenter to install it. Besides that, with my luck with motor driven "anythings", I'd probably be buying another lemon. Anyway, it's the principle of the whole thing.  Sears has a big statement in my warranty that satisfaction is totally guaranteed or my money will be cheerfully refunded. 

Well, at least the pool is holding its own, so far.  The water still looks like yuck but I'm going for a dip this afternoon anyway.

I really wish all the dads a great day today and everyday.  J-Land is filled with some very great guys.....

CHRIS

 

13 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Have a great day!
Sug

jeadie05 said...

Like me ,you have happy memories of your Dad ,arent we lucky.......Jan xx

bmorrrick said...

Hi Chris,

I, like you, was blessed with a wonderful Dad who loved me completely, and adored my Mom and sisters. Wouldn't the world be wonderful if all children grew up with such love?  Sorry about your air conditioner....Sears should just give you a new unit, you obviously got a faulty one!!

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

njmom72 said...

That's so wonderful that you had a great dad, what a blessing! Sorry to hear that your children missed out on the experience, but as you said..that's his loss! Hope you can get your AC fixed soon, that's terrible that Kenmore is Sears' own brand and they don't even have the parts to fix it.

queeniemart said...

i had huge problems with a contractor from Sears who put my dishwasher in. I dont like Sears for that reason alone. I hope you get what you need done...i think your BF will make sure of it. I am so glad you had such a wonderful dad.....and i am sorry that he is gone. I hope somehow you stay cool today.
LOVE YOU,lisa

dwhee70041 said...

Chris,  Thanks for the Fathers Day wishes.  David

pennietoonz said...

Hi Chris...what a lovely tribute to your dad!
That`s crazy about your A/C. I`m glad your BF will be calling a supervisor. I would too!!
A pool sounds so refreshing right about now. I`m envious!
Love ya-
Penny

jckfrstross said...

oh gezzz when it rains it pours:) i hope you get your ac fixed soon:) have a great day:) great tribute to your dad Chris

Deb

lanurseprn said...

So glad you had such a good relationship with your dad.  Too bad your children didn't experience that.  But, they had YOU!  
Hope you get the AC fixed soon. It's been hot here too. Hit 100 2 days ago!
I sure wish I had a pool. That's something I've wanted my whole life.  Enjoy your swim! ~~~Pamela

am4039 said...

your dad sounded like an amazing man and father. I'm so happy that you grew up with that.  Geesh ok, now you have enough stuff going on with the air and the car. I hope everything get's fixed. Happy that the pool is still holding water, lol at least you can take a dip.

lv2trnscrb said...

hope you enjoyed your dip in the pool, Chris

betty

tpiez4me said...

Great tribute to your Dad....I love it when Dad's are special.  Vent all you want to Chris....we're all ears!
Sharon – http://journals.aol.com/tpiez4me/CoastalComfort

erarein63 said...

Great tribute to your Dad!

Kenmore?!  Sears, right?  I used to work for them way back in the dinosour days and they used to guarantee all their products.  I guess that went out with the dinosours, too!

De :)