It’s been unseasonably warm the past few weeks, and we have been spending most of the days inside, enjoying our air conditioner. I like to set the thermostat at about seventy degrees, although my teenagers would like it cooler. One night just last week I was sound asleep when I started dreaming that I was sweating. I woke up to realize that I actually was sweating! I got up to look at the thermostat and realized that the air conditioner must have quit. The temperature in our house had risen six degrees since we had gone to bed! I certainly couldn’t call the HVAC technician in the middle of the night, and probably not for another five hours or so. So the best thing that I could come up with was to turn all of the ceiling fans on high, which I did, and no one even woke up. I was most concerned about my husband, though. He has difficulty breathing when the air gets too hot and humid. We purchased a portable air conditioner a few years ago in case something like this ever happened. I moved it into our bedroom and turned it on a very cool setting. In no time, our room temperature began to drop and I was able to fall asleep again. I woke up before the others, anxiously watching the clock so that I could call our HVAC technician. Finally I was able to call the heating and cooling specialist. Once he arrived, he quickly assessed the part of the air conditioner that needed repair, fixed it, and we were back in business! Thank goodness, we are supposed to have more hot weather for the next week!