For the most part, I have had an easy life.
- I grew up in a house with both parents, I went to great schools, I was able to establish a really good career, and I have a wonderful husband and 2 adorable kids.
So, it’s safe to say that life has been good. But there are times where I feel like the unluckiest person in the world. I have run out of gas while stuck in traffic, I’ve been stuck in snowstorms before, and I have gotten flat tires in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, my husband always came to my rescue, but there was one time I had to rough it out without his help. He was away on business, and the kids and I were stuck at home after a major snowstorm. And we live in Buffalo, New York, so when we get snowstorms, it snows a lot. And for this particular storm, we had gotten 24 inches of snow. Thankfully, we didn’t lose power, but we did lose something that we needed to get through the storm. Our furnace decided to break down in the middle of the blizzard and I had no idea how to troubleshoot it. My husband usually takes care of those kinds of issues for his family. Well, after chatting with my husband, he advised me to contact our HVAC provider. Not surprising, no HVAC technicians were available to perform any emergency work. So, I was by myself with 2 young kids and a broken furnace. I was on the verge of crying but then I remembered that I had a space heater in a storage container. That space heater was our saving grace because it took almost a week for the HVAC provider to fix our broken furnace.