For the last two weeks, I had been asking my husband to take the air conditioning unit out of our bedroom window.
I could feel the icy wind coming in around the side of the air conditioning unit, and I slept on that side of the bed.
Since I didn’t expect him to change sides of the bed with me, or quit taking all the blankets, I knew I had to get rid of the air conditioning unit. While he went to town for me, I laid a carpet on the floor and pulled the window open. I thought it was going to be easy to remove the AC unit, since I was the one who installed it. I had one side of the AC unit lifted over the lip of the window. I was trying to get the other side up, but nothing was happening. No matter how hard I pulled on the AC unit, I couldn’t get it lifted up out of the window. I felt around to see if I had missed something, when I felt my hand connect with something sharp. I pulled my hand in, only to see blood coming from several small pinholes. After pulling the AC unit forward, I realized my climbing rose bush was growing in through the air vent holes in the back of the AC unit. I had to lower the window and get a pair of clippers to cut the rose bush away from the AC unit. It only took a few minutes to remove the AC unit, but I made a note on the calendar to get rid of the climbing rose bush before summer.