Immediately, I started kicking myself
When the PC starts to go off in the middle of the evening, I cringe. I don’t suppose I have ever gotten good current in a PC call after midnight. However, there have been a few late evening drunk calls from old college buddies sprinkled in there. But there is just something disconcerting about any sort of complication that always happens at night. I’m not particularly sure why this is but I’d guess it’s some sort of DNA primal reaction. I like to set the HVAC and then clear my mind for the rest of the evening. Sleeping soundly is 1 of those things that I just have to do to balance myself. The task I do is particularly stressful and my colleagues are all mostly style A personalities. So there is plenty of confrontation and chaos down at the office. When I walk into our comfortably HVAC controlled home, that is step 1 in decompress mode. The last mode is myself and others setting the HVAC and escaping into bed. The other evening brought about a heart thumping startle that I haven’t had in quite some time. A pretty loud noise came from the basement which woke most people in the house. Around the time I got down there, the furnace had shut down and there was an unusual odor in the air. Immediately, I started kicking myself. This past fall, I forgot to have the HVAC tech out to repair the furnace prior to the onset of Winter season. Now, I was paying for it both out of my trifold and in the 6 years the startle took off my entire life.