My friends and I have a special destination that is our favorite place to vacation together.
It’s an awesome, modernized cabin out in the mountains with a hot tub, pool table, and amazing views.
We started going a few years ago, and the group really enjoys taking time out of our normal lives to just hang out and relax. This last visit was quite a notable one, though for a mixture of positive and negative reasons. The car ride itself was fantastically easy, and we made it there in no time at all. The cabin was easier to find than usual, and we were soon situated happily in our respective bedrooms. We adjusted all the thermostat and lighting settings to meet our preferences and were feeling quite at home. Then, that night we received an unwelcome surprise. As we slept it grew hotter and hotter inside the house, until I woke up and checked out the thermostat. It appeared to be on the right setting, so I went outside to listen to the AC unit; it was dead silent. I woke up the rest of the group and we all examined the air conditioner without finding a solution to encourage it to produce any cold air. The next morning I called the property owners and they contacted their local HVAC company, but returned my call to inform us that the heating and cooling technicians were all booked for another two days. We spent the rest of our trip sweating unhappily without air conditioning, but next year’s visit will be steeply discounted because of it.