Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. I definitely lost the bet I made on whether or not the HVAC would make it through the summer. Fortunately, I still had a great HVAC company who had my back. Just over a year ago, the HVAC tech who came out to do the annual maintenance had some news for me. He told me that the HVAC unit was on its last legs and we needed to start making a replacement plan. I took him at his word and started doing just that. My wife and I started saving for the new HVAC right away. Well, a year passed and we just didn’t quite have the money to replace the HVAC just yet. We needed like another 6 months in order to have the entire amount. I really wanted to avoid having to finance an HVAC replacement if I could. The HVAC tech came out again to do the service and we told him that we were hoping to get through the summer. We weren’t really trying to put him on the spot. But I guess we were hoping for his blessing. That we did not get. He simply said that he had done all he could do and hopefully the HVAC would make it. So the bet was down. My wife and I just hoped and prayed we’d win this one. Of course, that didn’t turn out to be the case. By first of July, the HVAC was literally running non-stop trying to meet demand. We bumped up the HVAC setting as high as we could stand it in an effort to reduce the load. But the HVAC gave out right in the middle of August. We had to go on and order the HVAC.