Both of my sons play basketball for the high school team.
Last weekend there was a tournament in a different Arizona city.
The kids and I went to Phoenix for two days. While we were there, we stayed in a hotel. The whole team stayed in the same place. I might have picked a different hotel for the kids and I, but we were stuck staying where the rest of the team was. The hotel wasn’t exactly five star accommodations. The rooms were run down and the beds were lumpy. After spending two nights in the hotel, I was ready to go back home and sleep in my own bed. The kids’ tournament ended on Sunday after 7:00 p.m. We had to drive back home in the dark. As soon as we got to the house, the kids started unpacking the vehicle. Jack went into the house first. He came outside to tell me that there was no heat in the house. It was pretty cold inside and definitely colder than outside temperatures. I went into the house and the first thing I did was check the heat pump. The heat setting was selected on the thermostat, but clearly the heat pump wasn’t working at all. I didn’t want to pay an expensive service fee to get the heat pump fixed in the middle of the night, so the kids and I slept with extra blankets on our beds. In the morning, I called a Phoenix heat pump repair business and made an appointment for a service call.