My hands began to shake, and I quickly turned blue.
For the last few months, the furnaces at our corporate office have been struggling through the remaining portions of their lives. These furnaces are very old, and it wasn’t surprising to anyone that they would need to be replaced. However, our boss was arguing with the HVAC technician about what time the furnaces would be replaced. They HVAC workers couldn’t replace it when our offices were closed, but that would mean that our offices would have to work an entire week without a furnace running in the building. We were warned that we would have to bundle up to remain comfortable, and none of us were very excited about our chances of remaining warm at this time. The first few days of the job without a furnace were going well. We had supplemental heaters in the building, and although they weren’t heating it up to the normal temperature, at least the air was above freezing. However, on the fourth day, I accidentally forgot to bundle up for the job, and I regretted it very quickly. Without the furnace, even with the space heaters, the room was very cold. My hands began to shake, and I quickly turned blue. As I miserably watched the HVAC workers repair the furnace in the building, I really wished that they would have worked harder. I was so miserable, and I even strongly considered putting one of the space heaters directly next to me. I vowed that I definitely wouldn’t forget to bundle up the next day. Curse those old HVAC units and their malfunction.