When I was a child, the go-to place for birthday parties, as well events, was always the neighborhood roller skating rink. Everyone went there in addition to everyone loved it, so they saw lots of business. Nowadays I don’t see as many cars out front as prior to when I was young , their popularity has faltered, but they’re still open. I decided it might become fun to take my own kids there to have an evening of roller skating fun and thus the fact that I could reminisce on the days of my childhood. On the day we went, there were only seven other customers in the building, and really only five were actually roller skating. After paying for the skate rentals, we enjoyed receiving the rink mainly to ourselves as a consequence of lack of a crowd, but I recall it was always fun when the place was lively and to maximum capacity. I ordered a pizza within the concessions and it was really decent, just like it constantly was. Something new to a rink, however, was the chill that was present in the air. The HVAC system inside the large building had its air conditioning jogging at what felt like full strength, making the rink appear to feel like you are visiting the arctic. My kids didn’t apparently mind it so I pushed through the cold, but I have no idea or explanation as to why they would run the air conditioner consequently so high, especially given the fact that it was only the beginning of fall. When we got home I called my loving mom to question her about how much precisely she remembered the roller ice skating rink, and casually brought in the air conditioning part, which made her have fun. According to her, all of the parents always hated how they ran the HVAC inside the building! But, since the young people had fun, they put up with the temp.
I’m waiting here outside of the motel room the band and I have for tonight. I’m unable to sleep, you see. I haven’t been sleeping well for some weeks now. Erin’s mad at us because some guy grabbed his girl and I didn’t do anything to stop him, mainly because there was nothing I could truthfully do. If I would have seen the guy actually do what he said he did, I would have hit him. I don’t like stuff like that and I’m not keen on being blamed for something I certainly didn’t do. So now I just sit out here trying to work this all out. The air is wonderful though. A cool breeze is blowing, cooling me off. Chuck has taken control of the thermostat and I can’t say as I can blame him. Everyone would like to see the thermostat set at a unique temperature. One night, Jay Mo kept turning the air conditioning down even to the point that it reached its lowest setting. Once, Rob and Jay Mo almost got it on because Jay Mo needed air conditioning while Rob just wanted the heat on. It was fun to watch them. Right now, Chuck has the thermostat set on the warm side. I like it when it’s warm, but this evening I can make do without air conditioning. The night is cool by itself. I can hear the sounds of the night: Bugs, cars, air conditioning units humming. You don’t really notice day to day conveniences like heating and air conditioning until you have to go without them for a while. My father was an HVAC technician and sometimes he would do emergency repairs in the winter months. People were so happy when they’d have their furnaces working again. I’ve relied on just blankets and space heaters on more than one occasion. Sometimes I’d have just space heaters. Sometimes I’d have no blankets. Tonight isn’t one of those nights fortunately. I guess I’ll turn in now as tomorrow will come early.