The Cross House
In the classic movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, a huge and mysterious black monolith appears at…
And what, you may be asking, does this have to do with the Cross House?
Well, today, a mysterious brown monolith appeared…
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I would like to announce that the brown monolith suspends time and space as we know it.
But…alas…it is just a temporary covering for the three AC condensers.
Last year I spent an absurd amount of money and time to haul the three condensers away from the house and over to their own space. Then I spent a scandalous amount of money to have very tall poles installed in the ground (my mini-Stonehenge) to support a fence which would cover the condensers.
However…however…I have yet to find the perfect fence material. I thought I had, but the product (as it developed) was only available in California. It cannot be shipped to Kansas. After much ado, I found another fencing material. But each panel was $130, or $100 more than the California-not-coming-to-Kansas stuff. So, to surround the condensers would be like $3,000. Ouch! So, yea, that was soooooo not going to happen.
For the last eight months the three condensers have been covered with…
The reason for the blue tarp was to make the condensers, ah, invisible. For, people steal condensers.
But I cannot turn on the AC in the house with the condensers covered.
Eight months ago, I had thought that, surely, come spring 2018 I would have the fence material resolved and installed. But…no. So, with hot weather soon approaching I knew that something had to be done. Something, anything. Whatever!
Hence, the brown monolith.
The monolith is simply brown tarp. It will last this year. And, if I am lucky, through the 2019 season.
As such, the brown monolith buys me time. Time to find the perfect fencing. To achieve this aim the fencing cannot be the obvious choice: wood. For the fencing will, importantly, protect my cats. And cats can climb a wood fence. The fencing, thus, must be plastic or metal. Which the cats cannot climb. And the fencing must also complement the big ol’ adjacent house.
Sigh. I had no idea that a fence could cause such distress.