When they told me this, I was in shock
I’ve always been hesitant about flying on planes. When my buddies from across the country said they wanted me to come out to visit, I thought I would drive. Then they offered to pay for my plane ticket. I told them they didn’t have to do that and said I would buy my own plane ticket. I was getting ready to go for the visit, but then there was an issue with my HVAC system. I didn’t want to leave my home without being able to run the air conditioning on minimal settings. If you don’t use your HVAC in the summer months, you can have humid air get into your home and it puts you at risk of mildew and mold growth. I actually called my friends and said I would have to delay my trip a little bit. They seemed to be disappointed about this, but I figured that taking care of my HVAC was more pressing. When I was having an HVAC technician out to my home to fix my cooling system, I got a call from my friends. They wanted me to know that they just heard that the plane I was supposed to be on had crashed and everybody on board died. When they told me this, I was in shock. I already had a fear of flying on planes, but it really shocked me that I could have died. It was only because my HVAC system had problems that I was able to live. I actually wonder if that was just a lucky coincidence for me, or was somebody watching out for me from above.