I found a VCR and a little air conditioner

When I say that I needed to hide out from the law, that doesn’t mean I committed a crime.

There was some legal trouble my family was in, and the last thing I wanted to do was to testify against my own mother.

I decided to go “on the lam” as they say, and hide out for a few months until her trial was over. A trusted family friend managed to find me a remote cabin in the foothills where I could stay for a few weeks, or even a few months. It was simple, and small, but there was electricity and a water heater, and an old rabbit-ear television! A few days later I got up into the attic and found some other goodies, including a small portable A/C unit, and a VCR with a box full of videotapes. I can’t say which one made me happier, because the little air conditioner was such a breath of fresh, cold air in the musty old cabin. Located in a narrow valley in the foothills, this cabin got very little direct wind, which means the cabin got little ventilation or air circulation. The A/C unit was barely strong enough to cool me down even when I sit right on top of it, but still it was a nice change! Even better than the air conditioner was the VCR and the old videotapes, most of which were sitcoms and cartoons from the 70s. Turning on the air conditioner, and then watching the old tapes all night long was the most fun I had living in that cabin.
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