Last week the air conditioning in my van stopped working. This wouldn’t normally be a huge problem for me, since I actually enjoy riding around town with my windows rolled down and the sunroof open. However, the temperatures around here this summer have been absolutely ridiculous. We have had record-breaking heat waves for the past month and so riding with the windows down for a cool breeze just isn’t cutting it. I think that the reason my air conditioning conked out in the van is because we have been running it at full blast for the past moth. Every single time my kids and I get into the car, we immediately reach for the thermostat buttons up front and we turn the temperature all the way down to maximum cold. We love to feel the frigid A/C air blowing through the ventilation ducts at us throughout the van when the temperatures outside are so stinking hot. It’s like being in our own little air conditioned space pod and zooming through the heat in our cabin full of cold. Well, our cabin full of cold is no more, now that my air conditioning died on me last week. I called the local mechanic to see if he had the parts I need to fix the air conditioning, but he said that he’d have to order something in order to get the condenser fixed, whatever that means! I can’t wait until they call me with the news that they have the stuff I need to get my van A/C working again! It’s much too hot without it!