I was supposed to leave on a plane on Friday at 7 pm.
I had to work until 3 p.m.
and then I had to go home and pack the car so I could drive to the airport. I hoped the day would not have any hiccups, and everything seemed to go wrong that day. I woke up bright and early, because I was hot and sweating. The air conditioner should have been running, but there was no cold air coming out of the vents. I contacted the office and I told them that I had to address the problem with the air conditioner. My boss thought it was good timing that the air conditioner broke down on the last day I was supposed to work before vacation. I thought it was absolutely terrible timing, because I had to take care of the problem before I left for the airport. I had to call several different repair services before I found someone that had an appointment available for the same day. They could not schedule anything for me until 1 pm. That was the earliest appointment I could find. I completed all of my chores and the repair service arrived about 30 minutes early. I patiently waited to hear from the expert. When they said it was time to replace the whole system, I took a big gulp. I never expected to hear that news from the service company. I needed to get a second opinion, but I was supposed to leave. I had to cancel my plans and stay home. The next day I had contractors in and out of the house replacing the entire HVAC system.