This technology is fantastic

One of the saddest parts of life is definitely watching the decline of your friends and family as you all grow older together. It’s excruciating to look at your friends and realize that they aren’t the humans they once were, and neither are you, if you’re being honest with yourself. It’s even worse to start losing your closest associates in life to death and disease… and surely the most traumatic situation is when your own parents begin to go downhill. I know that my mother has been losing it for a number of years at this point. I should be clear, she is perfectly healthy, but her brain is a crazy place. That’s why I occasionally have to take matters into my own hands and fix problems for her, such as getting her HVAC system repaired last summer. It came to my attention that my mom had been living without functional air conditioning for most of the summer when my brother called and reported how hot and humid her entire home felt. He said that she had box fans set up in every corner, but they were just blowing humid air around instead of providing any ventilation or relief. When I confronted her about the subpar indoor air quality, she sighed and told me she was working on the AC unit herself. She said she had been watching YouTube videos to learn how to repair the cooling system, but it wasn’t going so well. I knew that she would never give up her AC repair tactic, so instead of arguing I asked my brother to take her out to lunch one day. While she was gone, I had an HVAC technician sneak over and work on her cooling system covertly. Whenever she returned and felt the cool, fresh air in her home, she proudly turned and told my brother “I told you I would fix it.”

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