I thought I’d share a picture of our purchase on Saturday.
As some of you may know, we have Beth’s parents over for a visit, and whilst the one fan we had was fine for keeping our bedroom cool, we needed a second to put in our spare bedroom, so as it didn’t become unbearable for sleeping in there. (As a side effect it also enables the spare bedroom to be cool enough to work on the Mac during daylight – something that hasn’t been possible up to now.)
Anyway, what with all that was going on earlier in the week, we didn’t actually get to buying a fan until the Friday. On Friday afternoon Beth did a trip around several shops to find them all sold out. On Saturday morning I paid a visit to one of the big DIY stores and it was in general a similar story, with most fans sold out. All they had were weedy little desk fans, or the fan we actually got, the triple fan with neon lights. Needless to say most people were walking past them, usually with a comment about how hideous they were. However by that point we were getting desperate, so we bought one anyway.
As a side comment, the first one was dead-on-arrival, but the replacement unit worked fine.
It is indeed truly hideous with the neon on, but what people don’t realise unless they look closely, are that the neon lights are on a separate switch from the fans, and with the three separately positional and pretty powerful fans, it is doing a great job at keeping the place relatively cool as we head for some more temperature records!