This last couple of weeks had been the hottest week of the year, thus far. We had a really cool summer so far, and when the temperatures quickly jumped from seventy to ninety, no one was ready for it. There were elderly people that were taking in supplies like it was going to snow six feet. They were ready to head inside and not come out for a week or so. I really don’t like the heat, but I was ready for a little bit of heat. I had my air conditioner serviced, and I was pretty sure that everything was all right. So, when I got up the next morning, I simple checked the thermostat and looked to see what the outside temperature was. Then I reset the thermostat to match the temperature. An hour later, it was still very warm in the house, so I checked the thermostat again. That’s when I realized that I had planned on having the air conditioning serviced, but I had never marked it off the checklist. I called the HVAC company, but they had a long list of people ahead of me. I had to wait for at least twenty-four hours until someone could look at my air conditioner. When my wife got home from work, she just looked at me and shook her head. She had to be to work at midnight, so she wouldn’t notice the long night of heat of humidity inside. When she got home the next morning, she ushered the HVAC repairman, into the house with her. I was never so happy to see a man coming home with my wife as I was when it was the HVAC repairman who was going to fix my air conditioning.