Murphy’s law makes a simple but frightening claim: if it can go wrong, it will go wrong. Lately, I feel like that’s exactly how my life has been, since I’ve dealt with one headache after another involving my finances! First I had to deal with my car’s transmission needing a major repair. Then I had to get the ductwork for my home’s HVAC system cleansed after an infestation of mice. The icing on the cake was definitely when I thought I was out of the woods, as I had just went out and bought myself a new computer for work. I was so eager to get home and plug it in so I could get to work! Instead, I came home to find that the interior of my house was almost as cold as the exterior! I promptly went to check the thermostat and see what the heat setting was at, but everything showed up normal. The thermostat thought that everything was fine, but obviously this wasn’t the case. Feeling defeated, I called my usual heating and air conditioning repair company to schedule an emergency appointment. As I waited for the HVAC repair technician to arrive at my house, I stared at my brand-new computer still in the box, knowing that I was going to have to return it and get the money to pay for these repairs. Like I said, my life is just one big testament to my terrible luck! All I need now is to find out that there’s another infestation in the ductwork, and then I’ll truly give up on keeping this HVAC system in good condition.