It was the end of my senior year in high school and I was too excited for words to convey. I was going to take the summer off and use the money I had earned working during the school year to go on a month long vacation with some friends and travel down south. My buddy’s parent’s had a timeshare down in Florida right by the beach which is perfect for sun and fun. We got down there in the last couple days of June and it was absolutely fantastic. Beautiful sunny days, lots of drinks to be had and of course all the eye candy on the beach, but to be honest it was a bit too hot for my taste. I come from a much colder climate and my idea of hot is somewhere around seventy degrees. Here it was staying a steady ninety degrees and only got hotter as our vacation raged on. At least we had air conditioning in the condo to keep us cool, that is, until it broke down. It was a nightmare and no matter how many fans we ran throughout the condo it was hardly enough. We didn’t really have much in the way of extra money to spend on a HVAC technician to come out and fix the AC, so we just had to deal with it. I literally spent the last week and a half there unable to sleep at night due to the heat. It was absolutely terrible. That trip taught me the importance of having a few extra bucks in your pocket in case of an emergency.