A few days ago, I made a quick trip home to visit with my friend Steve, who will soon be moving far away for a new job. We’ve been friends since we were kids, so it is really hard to see him go, but he got a great opportunity. His job is relocating them to their London office, which means I will have an amazing place to visit when I travel abroad! Of course, all of our friends and his family are really sad that he won’t be around, but we wanted to throw him an amazing party before he left. His family made a ton of food, and we grilled and drank beers until late into the night. By the time we were all ready for bed, Steve had actually already fallen dead asleep on one of the chairs outside! I didn’t want to spend a ton of extra money by staying at a hotel, so I decided to spend the night at my mom’s house. I was so tired, and really ready for a good night’s sleep, but when I got there, I realized that her air conditioning was going to be a problem. My mom had propped an old window air conditioning box into the window, but it barely emitted any cool air. Even worse, that was the only air conditioner in the house, and the spare room was way too far away to receive any air conditioning! Sleep was impossible with all the heat and humidity, and opening the bedroom windows didn’t help at all. I’m really thankful I got to see Steve and the rest of my friends, but trying to sleep without air conditioning was almost unbearable. I won’t make that mistake again!