Power went out

Sometimes when I am feeling down about our life or our circumstances I need a reminder that things are not so bad and I have a lot to be grateful for.

  • Luckily, the universe is typically ready to show me that things can be a lot worse.

The other day, for instance, I was doing homework and mentally complaining to myself about what an uncomfortable situation I was in. I felt unquestionably overloaded and just wanted to relax for the evening… Just as I was lamenting our own victimhood because of our master’s program, the power abruptly flickered. Our electricity went off and back on before it ultimately disappeared. Without the electricity, I lost our ability to do our homework and all of the lights in the apartment, however unfortunately, this also meant that I lost all air quality control measures. Our A/C machine stopped working, our temperature control was completely blank, and there were not even fans available to circulate the hot and humid air inside of the apartment. All of a sudden, I was surrounded by stagnant and muggy indoor air. I struggled through a few hours trying to stay comfortable without the a/c. I lit a few candles so that I could navigate the space. However, I realized that those tiny flames were contributing to the uncomfortable indoor air issue.That’s when I finally gave up and just laid perfectly still in the balmy air – accepting our sweaty fate for the rest of the stagnant night. That’s when I realized, things could typically be a lot worse… I could have no a/c or electrical conveniences. Just then, the power and A/C machine roared back to life.

Dual fuel system