I have been excited for the past many weeks for my parents going to see from up north. I moved down south for university, graduating with a bachelor’s degree last Springtime, and now I am finally renting my own condo for the first time. I’m honestly proud of everything I have accomplished and how far I have come since I left condo at 18 for university. My parents, certainly my mom, still worry about myself and others incessantly and question whether I’m still or ready or not to have my own place. Therefore, I have been taking every conceivable step I can to make the best possible first impression with them when they get here. I want to prove to them I have what it takes to live on my own with my own bills so I don’t want to leave any dirty clothes hiding under furniture or aged food or dishes laying out someplace. But most importantly, since I suppose my dad will be snooping the eighth they get here: I made sure to get all of my condo repair up-to-date. Or so I thought, because literally not one month away from my parents’ flight my air conditioner went out. I have a backup fund for expenses care about this so it wasn’t a sizable financial hit, however I panicked immediately and went to the worst case scenario in my brain–what if I can’t get it fixed before they get here? It’s the middle of Summer in the deep south, this is the worst possible time of the whole year to try to get your air conditioner fixed. I scoured online for local Heating, Ventilation and A/C contractors and called at least half a dozen with each telling myself and others that they couldn’t fit myself and others in a service date before my parents arrive. Right as I was about to admit defeat, one of the places I called in the beginning called myself and others back to say someone cancelled their appointment tied up the day before my parents’ trip. I literally had my AC fixed in under 24 hours from when my parents arrived and they had no idea, I was so relieved.