I used to love playing my upright piano more than any other hobby of mine. I would play for hours on end sometimes, losing myself in the music as I would jam out at my upright piano in my house. Sadly, all good things come to an end eventually, as I came home earlier this week to a house with a broken air conditioning system. Though it was unknown to me at the time, the air conditioning unit had been showing signs of decay for weeks if not months, but I was ignoring those signs. As a result, it cost me my prized possession, as the intense heat and excessive humidity inside my home caused the woodwork of my piano to warp. This didn’t happen in a day, obviously. I work as a traveling salesman though, so I wasn’t home for days on end. The air conditioning system had been broken for almost a week by the time I got home! I worked with a local heating, ventilation and air conditioning repair company to repair the broken down A/C unit, but it would be weeks before my indoor air quality was restored. I was so irritated with myself for not noticing the signs! The HVAC repair technician walked through several tell-tale signs of an imminent breakdown, and I noticed every single one almost months in advance. If only I had paid better attention! Not only did I need to pay a hefty sum to repair my A/C system, but I had no idea if my piano could be restored. What a terrible week!