I got out of bed and immediately picked up my phone.
There is nothing like a peaceful dream in the middle of the night. It’s like waking up to hear the crickets chirping and the birds singing their early morning songs. You yawn and stretch, feeling the fresh air entering your lungs and awakening every fiber of your being. On these mornings, I have an abundance of energy, and I am ready to start my day. That isn’t always how I am awakened. Last week, I awakened to the sounds of rumbling. At first, I smiled, pulled the covers over my shoulders, and planned to go back to sleep. I was thinking it was just a thunderstorm, and I always slept well when it was actually raining outside. Ten seconds later, I heard the rumbling again, and I knew it was not a thunderstorm. The sound was coming from inside the house. I closed my eyes, hoping it was a dream, but knowing it was not a dream. I had heard this noise before and it was not too long ago. It was the distinct noise of my air conditioning unit. I got out of bed and immediately picked up my phone. I wasn’t happy with the day, but completely ticked off. I knew I was going to need to purchase a new air conditioning unit. The HVAC technician had already warned me that if the noise returned, he could not repair the air conditioning unit again. I was grumbling and mumbling under my breath as I headed to the shower so I could get dressed and be presentable when the HVAC technician arrived.