Summer was Gerald’s best season because he got to enjoy time at the beach house.
His family was quite blessed and had numerous homes across the country.
When Gerald wasn’t in school, he’d invite his friends to come to spend some time with him in one of the houses. Last summer, he chose to go to the beach house and enjoy the waves alone. Being isolated during the pandemic made Gerald realize he liked being on his own at times. Instead of flying, he drove his Jeep from campus to the other side of the country. It was late in the evening when he got to the beach house but still hot enough to warrant using the cooling system. The house felt hot and muggy, so Gerald went straight to the circuit breaker to turn it on. Next, he tried to turn on the central cooling unit hoping the cool air would make the house comfortable. But, nothing happened. The cooling unit wasn’t blowing cold air into the house even after adjusting the settings on the smart thermostat. Gerald knew there was no way to survive the three weeks he had planned without air conditioning. Since he knew very little about fixing faulty central cooling units, he chose to get in touch with the experts. He had the contact details of an independent air conditioner expert in the area. It was late, but he’d come to fix the system provided Gerald paid the after-hours emergency repair fee. Luckily, the AC expert wasn’t busy and was driving home when he got Gerald’s call. It took him 20 minutes to get to the beach house and inspect why the unit wasn’t functioning.