We recently had an early snowstorm in our area.
I really did not expect it to get this cold so suddenly. I called the Heating, Ventilation & A/C supplier and made an appointment to have an HVAC tech come out to do some service on our oil furnace before we turned it on for the year. But then the snowstorm came the night before the Heating, Ventilation & A/C company was to be at the house! They provided me a time of 10AM, and so I was pretty upset that the Heating, Ventilation & A/C company would not make it there in time. But of course, no one was expecting the snow, and most of the roads were pretty messed up. I got a phone call around 9 AM. The secretary at the Heating, Ventilation & A/C supplier called to say that the company was running late because of road conditions. I appreciated the phone call and I knew the Heating, Ventilation & A/C tech would be here eventually. But then the sunshine came out that afternoon, as well as the snow was melting, however almost a foot of snow takes a while to melt as well as it leaves a slushy mess. When the Heating, Ventilation & A/C company finally arrived, the technician was kind enough to put on booties before coming into the home. He went right downstairs to the oil furnace. It took him less than a third of an hour to do the inspection as well as some maintenance, but on his way out, he slid in the snow! He fell right on his butt. I couldn’t help it! I laughed when he fell. One leg went one way, the other leg went the other way, and he just slid on his butt, halfway across the yard! He was embarrassed, but he wasn’t hurt.