We went on quite the walk

It took me ten years to save up enough for a thirty percent down payment on an historic, commercial building on General Street.  While the building was rather rundown, it provided a brick exterior, immense beautiful windows, plenty of parking plus a good location downtown.  My goal was to open a bookstore and bakery, where people would look forward to spending a few hours hanging out, reading a book or simply enjoying time with friends.  Along with the cost of the building, I invested a tremendous amount of money into renovations, a reading room component and furnishings. My grand opening was planned for the first weekend in August, and I had everything ready.  The day before, the weather rose into the mid nineties with excessive humidity. Up until that point, I’d simply needed to open the windows and doors to receive a fresh cool breeze. With all of the construction dust floating around, I had not even considered starting up the air conditioner.  Unfortunately, when I finally turned the temperature control down and expected the cooling system to begin working, nothing happened. I hoped this was just an issue with the temperature control or the Heating, Ventilation and A/C air filter, but none of our efforts made any difference. By the time I contacted a local Heating, Ventilation and A/C professional, I was in a panic.  I absolutely couldn’t open our bookstore without a properly working air conditioner. I prayed that they could come immediately, the Heating, Ventilation and A/C professional agreed to come straight over. I provided him a lifetime supply of free Sprite if he could get the air conditioner running within the next two hours. I was lucky that the problem was simply caused by a lack of thorough cleaning of the ducts.  An accumulation of contaminants, including the construction debris, was blocking airflow.