Actually, he's the reason I'm still wearing the compression socks tonight. You see, our new house doesn't have central air. Generally, no big deal. Our old house didn't have it either. However, our old house had a window unit built into the wall upstairs, so our one little window unit only had to keep the living room temperate. The system worked pretty well, and I didn't feel like I was going to die from overheating.
In the new house, however, there's no built in window unit, and buying a new air conditioner is not at the top of our money spending priority list right now (we have to start buying things like diapers and car seats soon...). So, we put our window unit in our bedroom. This way we can at least sleep comfortably in this wonderful Ohio-in-July weather. It's been good for sleeping, but awful for doing anything else.
Here's where Father-in-Law comes in. He's in the heating and air conditioning business, so B asked him if he might have a spare window unit hanging around somewhere that we could borrow for a month or two. FIL called me this afternoon looking for B (don't know why...I still had two hours of work left and B was at home), and he told me he'd found an air conditioner for us! I was so excited! He said he'd bring it over and help B put it in tonight. Woohoo!
Well, it turns out that FIL didn't "find" an air conditioner. He went out and bought one. A nice, big one. We priced these things this weekend, so I know how much he spent, and I feel a bit guilty about accepting it. But, in the past two or so hours, it has cooled the entire downstairs of our house, which is nice, and it's definitely going to make the super-humid 90 degree days ahead much more bearable. I guess we'll just have to graciously accept Grandpa's first gift to Lump - a mommy who isn't going to keel over from heatstroke.