Monday, October 8, 2012

Almost Magic

The building we live in is super old. The interior and the structure of this place is nothing like I have seen before, but hey, we don't have much of a choice, so we suck it up and live here. 

Now, I rarely complain of the heat. Because it doesn't really bother me. I don't like the feeling of cool air on my skin. I'd rather be comfortably warm than anything else. So the fact that this place has been 33 oC everyday for the last two weeks or so and that we only have a ceiling fan and no air-conditioner, has not been much of a problem for me. Until a few days ago.

Which is when I started feeling hot. Even at night! I was literally sweating and it was an almost foreign feeling for me. At first I was worried that something might be wrong with me. And then I thought maybe not. It could be a problem with the fan. 

This thought made me all sad because we just spent a bunch of money on a busted valve thingy in the water tank in our bathroom (which deserves a post of its own) and we don't have money to spare on more stupid broken things in this old as fahk apartment.

I was gonna tell Nafew to check the fan, but then I forgot.

Cut to yesterday afternoon, Nafew and I were melting and he asked me to turn up the fan. I told him it was at its highest power but then we looked at it and it was running suspiciously slow. Then he asked me when we last cleaned the fan. 

I don't know. 

I mean it's not my job to clean the fan because I'm tiny, so I really DON'T KNOW. So we stopped the fan to see if it needed cleaning and I nearly passed out. 

It was filthy. I seriously don't know how we have not caught some dust related disease and died. But since we were still alive by some miracle, and this thing on our ceiling was nasty we decided to clean it, that very moment. 


We have this one, except it's older and yellowish :(
Image from here

After cleaning the fan, we turned it back on and it was pure bliss. Even at mid-power, we got cool air. And at this point, I can honestly say, I don't mind the cool air on my skin. Because after days of icky heat, this was divine. 

So it turns out our fan works fine. It just needed some elbow grease or cleaner tenants and it works like new. Almost like magic.


7 comments:

  1. Ah ha! See, all your cleaning blog-friends have rubbed off on you!

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  2. haha that happened to me once-i vacuumed the fan blades and was so disgusted at the thought of all the dust we had been inhaling in our sleep.

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    1. Lol, yea. The fan always gets neglected during the routine cleaning.

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  3. I cannot tell you how much I love this post. SO funny!!! :) This is totally something that could happen to me. (in fact, I think I might check our ceiling fan in the morning!) --Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa :) You really should check the fan...lol

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  4. wouldn't call it a failure...I am sure it would be Perrrfect next time. btw it looks yummy to me.

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    1. Hee hee...you mean the "cookie" dho :D yeah, it was really gud.

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