I had to crank the air conditioning just to let the ancient heat pump catch up while I used the stove and the oven.
There are times where I’ll just sort of catch myself looking at my wife. For sure, she’s easy to look at, no doubt. But that’s not really the sort of thing I’m talking about. I’m talking about really seeing my wife at time and just remembering how lucky I am. It’s the moments where she’s being quiet or doing something inside the central air conditioning of the house that I catch. I don’t know what it is but the gratitude to the Universe sure hits hard about then. I have no idea really what that awesome creature is doing with me. But she’s still here some 20 years later. I started trying to break out of the friend zone with homemade dinners at my place. We’d had coffee a few time and even did something together with a group. But this was the first time that she was inside the air conditioning of the apartment. And honestly, that wasn’t much of an apartment. I sorta had to work extra hard to put some lipstick on that pig. I had to crank the air conditioning just to let the ancient heat pump catch up while I used the stove and the oven. Plus, I must have lit something like 40 candles. It was every candle that I owned plus a bunch of others I borrowed from the lady down the hall. Well, I kept having these dinners and miraculously, I moved to the boyfriend zone. And I also learned that all that burnt candle was ends up glazed right over the top of the air filter for the HVAC equipment.