Everybody loves to talk about how much they prefer the holidays. Sleigh bells, mistletoe, cinnamon cookies plus more – plus that’s only the sights, sounds plus odors. As for me, the holidays mean a time to be with family, plus to be completely thankful that even if you have nothing else in life, you still have your family. The real trouble is, things can happen that keep you from being able to visit with your family over the holidays, plus that can easily leave you down in the dumps. That was what happened to me just last year, as I had a serious situation my dwelling that simply couldn’t wait! See, my heating appliance was acting out through all of December that year. The gas furnace in the basement would shut down without warning sporadically, plus as a result the dwelling would quickly drop in temperature over a single day or night! Fortunately, I could address the issue by resetting the temperature control unit, but I had to be at the dwelling in order to do it. To ensure I could still make it back home for the holidays, I asked a friend to drop by my house about twice a day to make sure the heating appliance was still operating, although at a much lower heat setting than when I’m normally at my dwelling. I still remember being in line at the airport, preparing to board the plane, plus receiving the most panic-stricken call I’ve ever heard. My buddy was shouting about how the furnace “exploded” in the basement, plus how I needed to get back in a hurry! Furious plus upset, I left the airport to drive all the way back to my dwelling, convinced he was playing a prank on me, but needless to say, the fire department outside my dwelling wasn’t pulling a prank! My basement looked as though a grenade went off in the midst of it, plus the fire chief said that the furnace must’ve had gas leaking where it shouldn’t have been. That was the most terrible Christmas ever, without question.