Life is a precious gift that shouldn’t be taken for granted. My mom was recently diagnosed with stage four cancer, and she doesn’t have very long left. Although this was terrible news, I am so thankful that I am able to spend her last days on this earth with her. I have been living with her for about three months now, and we have truly had some of the most wonderful times these last few months. My mom is really in good spirits, and she lives each day to its full potential. We both work very hard to ensure that she is well taken care of. One of my biggest regrets that caused more issues than I could have ever imagined was not servicing the furnace in her house. I know that when my dad was alive, he had the furnace serviced every year, so I figured it could make it a year without being serviced. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. The furnace quit on a very cold November night, and it caused so many issues. We didn’t realize that the furnace wasn’t on until the following morning, so the house was super cold. I called an HVAC technician, but he wasn’t able to come until the next day. We froze through that day and evening. I felt so bad for my mom. When it was all said and done, I ended up having to pay a whole lot more money than if I would have just had the furnace serviced. I know we all make silly choices, and not servicing my mom’s furnace was one of my silliest.