After almost four days of sweaty, sweltering yuckiness, we have air conditioning again. On Thursday, one of the construction guys working on our house managed to drop screws and nails into our air conditioning unit. Described as a “freak occurrence”, the foreign objects punched two holes in the refrigeration coils, causing all the freon to leak out.
A guy came out last night and patched the punctures - I'm deeply grateful that he should give up his Sunday night to try and help us out. He came back this morning and refilled the freon. A breath of heavenly coolness is now being emitted from the house vents, but it will take many hours to lower the temperature in the house to comfortable levels. As I write, it is 81° inside the house, and we'll get 85° and 85% humidity outside today.