Survived the first Monday of the fall term. Barely.

Air conditioner died weeks ago, in the hottest part of the summer. Makes little difference because we use the swamp cooler. Saturday we set about rebuilding the ailing swamp cooler. Its motor had given up. New motor and things are well. However, the new motor is so powerful it blows more water droplets than cool air.

While we're outside we notice the water system does not come on as it should. Looks to be a bad timer. As in the 9-5 job never a dearth of things to do.