It is the first anniversary of our first homeownership. Along with the one year mark comes a broken air conditioner! Thank god we had someone that was available to come sooner than later. One repair shop said they didn't have an appointment available until 2 weeks from now!
Luckily my husband was able to be at the house at the time the repair guy could come. It seems that the air conditioner unit ran out of freon and that is why our house was not getting any colder! He said the last owner did not put a sufficient amount in when the unit was installed. Well of course we needed to put in 12 lbs of freon! The freon cost about $25 per lb. So $350 later, (after negoitiating down from about $400) our air conditioning was up and running again. He also said that a full unit of freon will last you about 20 years. So I guess it all evens out in the end.