Nobody really knows what the end of the world is going to be like, but it sure felt like it at our house. My car’s HVAC system completely failed in the middle of a heatwave. I’m not sure you know how awful it is to be forced to drive around in such ridiculous heat without the relief of air conditioning. Right when our air conditioning at home was our only salvation, that decided to break down as well. All we could do was open the windows up in hope for some kind of breeze. All the ceiling fans were running at full speed, and we bought a couple of stationary fans as well. We immediately called an HVAC repair company, but they couldn’t send an HVAC technician out to our home for a whole week. I even had to wait a few days for an appointment to get my car taken care of. Now I know the actual end of the world will be a lot worse than all of this happening to us at once, but it really did feel like we had fallen into the Earth’s core because of how hot it was everywhere. We were eating out a lot to escape to places with air conditioning, but the drive to get there was miserable with the air conditioning in the car not working. Toward the week’s end, before the HVAC system in our home was repaired, there was a total lack of motivation between my husband and me. We didn’t feel like doing much of anything. We alternated sticking our heads in the freezer and bought bags of ice that lasted maybe thirty minutes. One thing is for sure, I will always do my best to keep up with routine maintenance of both the car’s and house’s HVAC systems. Hopefully this never happens to us again.