It was some type of a window unit that was installed into a wall.
Last winter, I decided to take my family on a holiday vacation. I wanted to escape the sub-zero temperatures and feet of snow accumulation up north. I researched all sorts of different destinations. I preferred to not only remain in the United States but find somewhere along the east coast. With three little kids, I knew it would easier for us to drive. I eventually came across St. Petersburg. Located along the Gulf Coast, the area offers beautiful year round weather, plenty of sunshine and pristine beaches. I checked into a variety of rental properties, but everything with direct beach access was for too expensive. I eventually found a small Air B&B just a short walk from the shoreline that was within my price range. The property did not include a swimming pool, fitness center or laundry. I figured that we weren’t going to spend much time using the accommodations and didn’t require luxurious. When we arrived, the small size of the rental property was a bit of a surprise. We barely had enough space to open our suitcases. There was very little water pressure in the shower and pipes made odd noises all night long. The air conditioner was obviously ancient. It was some type of a window unit that was installed into a wall. The cabinet was dented, rusted and whenever the unit started up, it made an alarming screech. Most of the buttons didn’t work, and the cooling unit dripped a considerable amount of water on the floor. We were just happy that it provided sufficient air to keep the accommodations cool.