After looking at You Tube videos I decided to check a few things (family handyman has good tips too).
- I checked the fuse box (all was fine)
- I replaced the batteries in the thermostat and turned it off and on again
- I replaced the filter
- I poured bleach in the condenser drain line pipe (you can see the type of pipe on the top right hand side of the video below)
- I turned the main switch (next to the inside a/c unit) off and then on again
After a few minutes it kicked on.
And my other problems - Whirlpool is sending out a repair man (in 10 days!) Shutterfly was kind enough to send me a new photo book (by UPS this time) and my house is cool.