I learned a hard lesson last week. I learned that when it is time to have the furnace scheduled for maintenance, regardless of how inconvenient it may be, it should be done. I chose to quit working outside of the home, and to do something I loved. I took a big gamble on my jewelry making skills. For the first year, I was always worried about if I was going to be able to pay my bills, but I soon gained a good group of clients. This past year, I was able to hire some employees that were also skilled in jewelry making. I knew I had to call the HvAC company, but I hated their window ideas for timing. I had to wait for them during a four hour time period, to show up and do the work. I don’t have the time to do this. Ultimately, I never had the furnace maintained. The Christmas buying season was ramping up and I had a huge amount of orders to fulfill. As myself and my employees were working on the jewelry, the furnace quit running. I couldn’t have them sitting in a cold production office, when there wasn’t any heating. I sent them home. I still had inventory to create, so I sat in a cold room, trying to make jewelry with fingers that were turning blue. I thought how stupid I was to make the mistake of not calling the HVAC company. I was still waiting for the HVAC company to show, but now I was doing it with frozen fingers and trying to work.