Family reunions are great and well, but there’s a reason you have years to plan them out in advance! My family, unfortunate as it is, has a bad tendency to procrastinate and put things off until the last possible moment… I still remember one family vacation, where my dad waited until three weeks weeks before the trip to call and reserve a hotel for a full week, if you can believe that! That’s the level of procrastination I deal with in my family! So when my uncles sent invitations to the family reunion with only a week’s notice, I knew I was in for a wild ride! We were set to gather at a community rec center. Which while that’s not necessarily a bad thing, the rec center had pretty bad indoor air quality. I think the property managers had neglected to rotate the air filters out for quite some time–their heating as well as A/C equipment was certainly overdue for a tune-up! To make things even worse, the already poorly functioning air conditioning plan gave out from trying to cool a room with thirty people inside. Then as a result, the rec room became so hot and stuffy that all of us had to move the event outside! It was a hot day outside, but at least there was a breeze. As all of us moved our food and games outside the rec room, my dad disappeared to go talk to the property managers in the leasing office. He must’ve said some pretty extreme words, because a Heating and Air Conditioning repair truck pulled up in front of the rec center only an hour later! Thankfully, the heating as well as A/C specialist was able to remedy the problem with the air conditioner, and get it going once again. She said it would keep us cool for now, but she would certainly need to come back and perform a familiar tune-up on the equipment. Hopefully she does that before tomorrow!