For years our box fan was an integral part of our weather in The P Lutheran’s home. It was used mostly to engage ‘the windchill factor’, that gimmick weathermen love to use to cause panic during winters here in Indianer. “Going outside to shovel the drive? The windchill makes it feel like it’s -40°. Bundle up! Or die!” My Sweet Rib and I use it to lower the temperature just enough to keep us from running the AC. Sometimes an ill-running unit can cause the main ingredient in cold, freon, to escape the pipes and cover indoor items with a bluish-grey film. This frequently happens in older women and men. My wife, for example, has had a freon leak going on for years now. It seeps out from her scalp right at her part and cascades evenly over both sides.
So what’s wrong with the box fan? It’s broken. I set it up to blow hard and it blew itself backwards on to the floor breaking one of its fanlets. Without it being balanced the fan will wobble and moan and over time will become nauseous and vomit on the carpet. Another thing you probably already know but I just discovered today after doing exhaustive research on fans is that in Korea there is something called ‘fan death‘. Wiki sez:
the fear of fan death is common in Korean culture, that running an electric fan in a closed room can lead to death … the genesis of this is unclear, but fears about electric fans date almost to their introduction to Korea, with stories dating to the 1920s and 1930s warning of the risks of nausea, asphyxiation, and facial paralysis from the new technology.
I’ve heard salacious rumors that I frequently make things up to enhance a story, so to put those rumors to bed I just want you know that I have, indeed, heard those rumors. If you are ever scared of a blowing wind, there’s not much reason for it. God makes the wind blow to carry seeds from plant to plant to grow beautiful flowers and food for us and cows to eat. He uses it to dry our skin after a dip in the pool to prevent us catching a cold. The wind sweeps dead leaves off trees to cover the ground, keeping rainwater in the earth giving us healthy grass that prevents dust storms. And He uses it blow the spirit of life into your old, dead bones giving you new life.
John 3:8 The wind blows where it wants, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.