Still one of the keys to a successful marriage is knowing when to forgive and move on. We are human after all. Everyone makes mistakes and errors in judgement. So when I tell you all about the time that my hubby lied to me, know that I am not holding a grudge. Not really. I'm just still living with the consequences.
You see, almost three years ago when he got a job transfer and we were looking for our current house, he told me something that affected our whole lives. He told me that you don't need central air conditioning in upstate New York. Since he grew up here, I believed him. It was winter when we were house-hunting, and I was more concerned with heat and fireplaces than warm weather comforts.
So we ended up buying our current house, a roomy four bedroom, with a large yard....and no air conditioning. I'm sure it will come as no surprise that his falsehood was revealed during the first heat wave of the following summer. Then he fancy-talked his way out of my righteous anger by promising to buy window air conditioners.
This is our third summer in the house, and so far he has purchased two. For a four bedroom home. Not to mention that we homeschool and are here a lot. Sigh!
We make do the best we can with lots of fans and plenty of cold beverages. It does a lot for the look of a room, don't you think?
As if to pour salt in my wounds, he waltzes off to his air-conditioned office every weekday, leaving us here to swelter and dream of winter.
Thank goodness we have a pool!