Who knew an electric fan could be so useful?

I paused for a moment and then thought I would use this appliance to help the paint dry faster.

If you are like me, you know how valuable cooling appliances can be, especially during the warmer summer months. My air conditioner has broken several times over the past few years, and my good old electric fan has always come to the rescue. I don't know what I would do without this type of appliance, especially when it's scorching outside.

We all know that electric fans cool us down. But, I'm not sure that many people know about the other uses for this very handy appliance. I recently took on the challenge of repainting our bathroom. My wife, Jan, suggested that we hire a painter, but I like doing housework, so I told her I would do it myself.

I went to the hardware store one Saturday morning, selected a paint color and went home. The painting was going pretty well until I realized that I was impatient and wanted it to dry faster.

I was going into the living room to describe this minor dilemma to Jan, when I walked by my son's room and he had an electric fan. I paused for a moment and then thought I would use this appliance to help the paint dry faster.

Of course, I knew one fan wouldn't do the job, so I persuaded Jan to let me borrow the fan in the living room as well. She said yes, and so I put that fan and the one from my son's room in the room I was painting.

The paint dried so much faster than had I not used our family's electric fans. Jan was so impressed with how great the bathroom look that she even let me watch the football game that night.

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