I went back to the big box store where I had bought the air filter, and plunked down the two hundred and fifty bucks for a small, portable A/C unit
I had been planning this party for two months, as soon as they started lowering the COVID restrictions and people started getting vaccinated. After enough time had passed I sent out invites for a small, formal affair. Since we don’t get together very often, let’s make it special and dress up fancy. There would be elegant finger food, champagne and wine, music, and we would have a wonderful night. The night before the party, my central AC started giving me some pretty big worries. This certainly would present a major problem, seeing as how we were all going to be in fancy dress. Without cooling everyone would be sweating bullets all night long, so I needed a quick and cheap remedy. At first I thought I just needed a new air filter, because I honestly hadn’t changed it out in several months. So I bought a new air filter and that did not fix the problem, the airflow was still very sluggish. At this point there were only a couple of hours before the first guests were to arrive, so I had to think quickly. I went back to the big box store where I had bought the air filter, and plunked down the two hundred and fifty bucks for a small, portable A/C unit. This particular air conditioner was on sale, I had seen it earlier, so I just decided to pick one up for the night. For the party I left the sluggish central AC running, but I also set the portable cooling unit in the middle of the main room.